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Don’t Get Caught Up in a Code Framework Paradigm

I was originally going to name this article “How It Took Me 8 Hours to Write 2 Minutes of Code”, but somehow I didn’t think that most software engineers would find that terribly compelling, and if there is one thing engineers like to do, it’s to determine what’s most efficient […]

Solving one of the challenges from HackerRank with JavaScript

First, what is HackerRank? It is website for us — developers that provide many challenges so we can train there in programming on different languages. As I am an front-end dev — I pick JavaScript, but it’s up to you. Time Conversion Our challenge — is to convert 12-hour time format into 24-hour format. We’ve got some […]

Learn to Code: 13 Tips that Could Save You Years of Effort

Hard at Work — Louish Pixel (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0) When you’re new to coding, it can be hard to know where to start, and it’s easy to get sucked down paths that could waste a whole lot of your time and money. I’m Eric Elliott, author of “Programming JavaScript Applications” (O’Reilly), development team leader, JavaScript […]

Building a compass web app

I’ve begun a project trying to using magnetometers to detect a user’s behaviour, so to begin to understand how to use them I built a simple compass. Step 1 — Raw Magnetometer data: Using the PowerSense app for iPhone, I recorded the 3-axis magnetometer readings at various compass headings and device orientations. With […]

Big Data: What is Web Scraping and how to use it

What is web scraping? It is essential for gathering Big Data sets, which are the cornerstone of Big Data analytics, Machine Learning (ML) and tutoring the Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. The hard point is that information is the most valuable commodity in the world (after time, as you cannot buy […]

Finishing freeCodeCamp’s Front End Web Development Curriculum Only Took Me Three Years

I finally finished working through all of freeCodeCamp’s Front End Web Development curriculum. It only took me three years! I first joined freeCodeCamp in November 2015. There were lots of gaps in my learning. Since initially joining freeCodeCamp, I took a JavaScript class at General Assembly in 2016, attended Flatiron School’s […]

Visualizing the rule of law

We recently worked with the World Justice Project to update the Rule of Law Index. The Rule of Law Index tracks how the rule of law is experienced and perceived in more than a 100 countries. Originally built in 2014 on backbone.js, the app has aged pretty well. Back then, […]