The APIs are fun once you figure out how to get to them. Sometimes the documentation is not that good and it can be hard to “find” the data to begin with, although the ones we used this week were pretty straightforward. Google maps was hard because it didn’t return an object like the others, and that difference left some of us confused about how to use it.
This weekend has been all homework – building a ToDo list (yet another one…) using Angualar 2. Two 2-day projects coming up this week and then we move on to Ember and I’m afraid to even look at the homework for next weekend. I think someone forgot that idea about having some work-life balance they talked about way back in the beginning of our bootcamp. It’s all school and homework, and if you are lucky sleep.
Meanwhile, October is half over and I have not found even one open source project to contribute to. At the beginning of the month I thought I might participate in “Hacktoberfest”. Anyone who made 4 open-source contributions would get a t-shirt. Yes, I thought I could do THAT on my weekends instead of insane amounts of homework. I’m a little disappointed, but still hoping to make my first REAL contribution this month, even it ends up being just one tiny one.
I started and open source group at school. We have a dozen people who are interested, but so far the homework has kept most from even contributing to our small starter projects.
And then there are the meetups. Go to meetups they say… I actually did go, twice last week, and that’s part of where the sleep deficit comes in. School nights are bad because you get home late and that makes the next morning harder. But there were both AT Epicodus, and that makes it a lot easier to attend since I only have to stay, and not GO anywhere.
I tell myself that it will be easier once I’m done with school and have a job – because there won’t be any homework. But the gal I was talking to at the meetup just looked sad and shook her head – no, it doesn’t get any easier. I sure hope she’s wrong about that.
Kinda… on the computers at school, not on the internet. We don’t always get the same computer. But I have a backup file and can carry the data between school and home for when I re-run the program.
This project took me ALL day, and then some. Maybe 9-10 hours. I came in early, took a short lunch, stayed late. REALLY would have preferred to stick around another hour or two to get those appointments working too – but dinner and my boyfriend decided to drag me away. Continue reading
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This week we learned all about how to use the Spark framework with our projects. I love it! I really like having that web-page front end on my projects and don’t miss the days of terminal programs at all.
The only thing is that Spark “isn’t used in the real world” and so I wonder why are we learning it instead of, say, Spring… which IS used out there in real jobs. There are courses on Treehouse for Spring, so I’m going to make sure I know how to use that framework as well.
The week was uneventful. Everything seemed to line up just right and run smooth. I feel like I’m not working hard enough. The end of the week project was a dictionary with two objects: words & definitions. We were supposed to make it so that each word could have one or more definition. I had that done in about an hour and had to find a way to entertain myself for the rest of the day. It all just seemed too easy.