Category: Daily Journals

Andrew’s Coding Corner – Unit Test, Young Man, and Grow Up With the Code

At most of places I’ve worked Unit Testing is a “nice-to-have”. By that, I mean it would be great to implement, but isn’t considered essential to the operation of the team, or the success of the project. This opinion isn’t unique to the places I’ve worked, as I also see it as an “optional” skill […]

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Andrew’s Coding Corner- Do Not Push Past your Iteration End Date

While there are some ideas about programming and development I have that are highly theoretical, this one is not. It comes from years of experience (mostly frustrating and negative), seeing unrealistic deadlines set way off in the future that are rarely kept. Meanwhile, there is no effort to break those deadlines down into smaller portions, […]

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End of the Week

Although I failed to make a post yesterday, that doesn’t mean I stopped my code work. I was up late into the evening on Wednesday and deep into Thursday morning, like Tuesday/Wednesday. Unlike the previous day, I got a lot more accomplished, hitting seven easy and one moderate challenge. In addition, I also tried out […]

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Code Cubs Code

Today I finished the Laravel tutorial. I had to scramble to make some changes, as I was using Laravel 5.1 and the tutorial was 5.0, which caused a couple issues. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty straightforward looking system. For a CRUD heavy application, I can see some obvious advantages over ZF2. While pretty much everything you […]

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A Brand New Week

For schools, banks, and post offices today may have been an off day, but not for me and my continued journey back into the world of code. Today I knocked out another four easy challenges (2 in PHP, 1 in Ruby, and 1 in Python) and two moderate challenges (both in PHP). The challenges were […]

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Branching Out and Up

I really pushed it today, as I completed nine challenges on CodeEval. Although most of the challenges were easy, I did two moderate challenges (one in Ruby), and one hard challenge. In addition, one of the easy challenges I completed in both Python 2 and Python 3, bringing it to four languages that I’ve worked […]

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Getting back In the Swing

After a busy morning and afternoon on Monday, I took a break on Tuesday to spend some time with my sister (up from St. Louis for the afternoon) and see The Martian (I highly recommend it). Today I returned to it, knocking out four easy and one moderate challenge on CodeEval. The moderate challenge (finding […]

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