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  1. kevinvognar:

I had a pretty fantastic time running the full gamut of the Stack, building the Rails foundation for polymorphic user/artist/article follows and the Backbone interface (buttons) for creating those follows, then creating the polymorphic notification system to actually put those follows to work. It was great fun - I love shifting between layers like that, working in different modes of logic and different languages, tweaking this and that to make the whole engine run smoothly. Users now get a record of updates to things they follow, accessible in a neat (imperfectly styled) dropdown menu from the navbar. I actually made this!
There were a lot of stumbling points throughout this today, but once things started to come together and my modular bits of logic started fitting into new places, everything flowed together so nicely.
I have a long list of small features to add, so the next two days are for sprucing up everything I’ve done so far. So much to do~

    kevinvognar:

    I had a pretty fantastic time running the full gamut of the Stack, building the Rails foundation for polymorphic user/artist/article follows and the Backbone interface (buttons) for creating those follows, then creating the polymorphic notification system to actually put those follows to work. It was great fun - I love shifting between layers like that, working in different modes of logic and different languages, tweaking this and that to make the whole engine run smoothly. Users now get a record of updates to things they follow, accessible in a neat (imperfectly styled) dropdown menu from the navbar. I actually made this!

    There were a lot of stumbling points throughout this today, but once things started to come together and my modular bits of logic started fitting into new places, everything flowed together so nicely.

    I have a long list of small features to add, so the next two days are for sprucing up everything I’ve done so far. So much to do~

  2. aA w09d02

    josephecombs:

    Wow I have missed a lot of blog posts.

    I passed the last exam, so I am guaranteed to pass app Academy.

    We are doing our final projects for the rest of this week. I decided to do an AirBnB clone for waiting in line. I’ve already completed the MVP which is to have the front end draw the user’s…

  3. kevinvognar:

I have, I think, reached my MVP - the Minimum Viable Product for this site. You can make articles, annotate them, comment on them, and search for them using the handy search bar at the top of the page. Any good project will have a near-infinite number of new ideas to implement, so the next week will certainly be busy, but it’s good to have gotten this far.
I dithered quite a lot yesterday on whether I should plan out the site as a single-page app or a more traditional multi-page one. I decided, at length, that going for single-page would be better, since the Internet seems to be trending in that direction; it’s nice to be able to assign server and client only the work that is directly relevant to them. 
It’s great working on this app in vertical slices, handling the back-end and front-end business for each feature individually - I’m getting a good perspective on the entire development landscape, I think.
CSS is still my bane. I’ll get the hang of it. Hopefully.

    kevinvognar:

    I have, I think, reached my MVP - the Minimum Viable Product for this site. You can make articles, annotate them, comment on them, and search for them using the handy search bar at the top of the page. Any good project will have a near-infinite number of new ideas to implement, so the next week will certainly be busy, but it’s good to have gotten this far.

    I dithered quite a lot yesterday on whether I should plan out the site as a single-page app or a more traditional multi-page one. I decided, at length, that going for single-page would be better, since the Internet seems to be trending in that direction; it’s nice to be able to assign server and client only the work that is directly relevant to them. 

    It’s great working on this app in vertical slices, handling the back-end and front-end business for each feature individually - I’m getting a good perspective on the entire development landscape, I think.

    CSS is still my bane. I’ll get the hang of it. Hopefully.

  4. Sep. 24 - Week 8, Day 3

    appademic:

    With authorization finished, the next thing on my list to tackle was user profiles. I decided to keep the login credentials separated from the profile information in my database design to keep tables small and logical.

    I ran into a few annoying bugs that took a lot of time to figure out, but…

  5. Week8 Day2

    erichuher:

    Today was the first day working on our final projects. For my project I’m doing a clone of the rss feed reader Feedly. To make it stand out more I may focus it on webcomics but I just want to get it operating. Most of the work on it today was spent getting user authentication running and setting…

  6. SocketIO

    jordanlittell:

    Today we build a chat application via the socketIO Node module. A socket is essentially and open TCP connection through which data may be sent. It allows for a continuous stream of data. Hence anything that is real-time like real-time analytics, binary streaming, chatting, and things of that…

  7. Week 7, Day 5

    kevinvognar:

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    A little more styling and a lot of sugary functionality, and my little Trello clone is starting to resemble something you could really plan out a project on.

    On Friday I had all the views established - one for each card, one for each form, one for each list, one to contain them all. Making…

  8. Clonerello

    kellyjosephprice:

    We’re in the middle of writing a Trello clone using backbone.js and I created an impressive bug. When I went to test my shiny new delete button, it deleted everything that had a delete button, even things that weren’t on the current page.

    I think what happened was that the first handleDelete…

  9. Bootstrap

    johnwritescode:

    …it’s like finding where all the cool kids buy their clothes.

    Today we worked on using bootstrap to style a webpage. We started with a basic skeleton of a web application and built out a webpage for a startup. Of all the documentation we have read throughout the program, Bootstrap likely offers…

  10. Tuesday, September 16

    aa-tsul:

    On day 2 of Backbone, we set out to build the frontend to a news reader app. This was another good chance to practice the framework, which remains partly elusive to me.

    Throughout the project, we wrote and made use of common Backbone helper idioms such as a pattern for ‘swapping’ views into and…