When I started reading more into and practicing unit testing in python my first question was; “How did I not know about this, you jagweeds?” The truth is that unit testing is an incredibly important part of developing software. I consider myself at a level where I have moved beyond learning the basics and have graduated to actually putting together projects, building new sites, and learning to make tools to automate my life. Now it is up to me to learn about and make unit tests for my projects. I’d like to pass along what I have learned to others.
I started with a post giving in in depth look into creating and utilizing objects in PHP. That post will follow soon enough, I want to make sure that I am fully prepared to teach all I can about objects in PHP. What I ended up here with is a super simple spam filter for email. The form is easy, you enter in your name, email address, password (hidden), and the domain for the person sending you an email. It’s a simple app if you receive an email from someone and you’re not sure whether or not they’re spamming you.
I see a lot of designers and developers jumping ship to frameworks and that is commendable because it makes life easier can sometimes be better than hand written code. For dinosaurs like myself I like to write code. Now CSS isn’t technically code so my horse is not that high. What I really mean is that when you talk about technology hands on experience is essential and that means the stuff out front as well. Even though frameworks are dominating developers and designers should be able to write code. It’s easy to just use Bootstrap, I do but I love using Flexbox as one of my layout tools. It makes me a less stressed out and less of a swear word sayer.
Hello everyone, sorry for my absence from the blog. Lots of stuff happening both with work and in my personal life. Also going through some of my plans for the future and what certifications I need for that future. Anyway I’m here to talk a little bit about SharePoint! I’ll wait for you to wake from the happiness coma.
I am still a new developer when it comes to the rest of the Web Development world. Today is kind of a big day for me. Today I created my first pull request for a repository that I liked. The repo is called flakes. It is a bootstrap like template for creating business apps and I couldn’t help but look into it. All that aside I am excited to share the changes I made with everyone reading.
Today I am tackling a book review. I saw an ad for the book on Google+ and I was able to get a free copy on Packt Publishing’s dime, in return I said I would write a review. I have a cursory knowledge of Python so I had to look a little bit more into what the language was all about before I dove head first into a book about advanced Python techniques. After a long stint on Codecademy I came out with a better understanding of the language and more confidence in my Python skills. Enough to dig into the book and get a lot out of it. So now lets get into this.
The days of plugins are upon us. It is truly the best of times and the worst of times. That’s overly dramatic but here’s the crux of the matter; often times it seems easier to download and integrate a plugin for small things. Often times we like a one size fits all solution when we often overlook the tools already available to us. On my blog I use a custom made contact bar where I have some icons representing the various methods that I can be reached. I used a simple tools that are most likely already in your website.
I recently had a conversation with a hiring person who was looking for a Front End Developer. Their stack consisted of mostly AngularJS and while having a cursory knowledge of Angular I am not as comfortable with working in that framework as I would like to be. That being said I starting looking through some tutorials and I am getting my hands dirty. Filthy some would say.
I’m currently creating an app that looks up Congressional information for your address. I came across the issue of geocoding because using latitude and longitude makes better sense for finding that information. It’s something I have never done before so I have decided to put out a quick blog post about it. What follows will the code sample I used (it was a lot easier than I anticipated), and a quick explanation. We will be using the Google Geocoding API found here: