Node.Js and MySQL

As Week 11 and 12 wrapped up, I am officially half-way through the UT BOOTCAMP. Wow. I can definitely see the growth in my skills and knowledge level. The past two weeks were all about Node.js and MySql. Homework assignments for these two weeks were completed in the terminal and are demonstrated here using tutorial videos. We got a lot to cover, so let's get to learning and discovering. What is Node.js? Since Node is such a huge part of Javascript and our class, I feel it is important to dive in a little deeper here. Node.js is an open source cross-platform runtime environment that is written using Javascript and as defined by it's documentation is: "A…

Journeyman Notes #5: Day With Your Dog - First Group Project

It has been too long!! Trying to get back on track to posting once every week or so. So to catch up let's chat about our first group project. We have started and finished our first group project. Our idea: Day With Your Dog. It is a website that gives you all of the information you need to spend an entire day with your dog outside of your house. My team members and I really like this idea and found a need for it in the marketplace, so we continue working to iterate and improve on this idea even after we move on in class. Read on for our mission, the problem it solves, and our minimum viable product and…

33% Complete with Bootcamp - Week 7 & 8 done

Can you believe it has already been 8 weeks since the start of this bootcamp? We have covered so much in such a sort time. By no means am I an expert but I think I have a solid understanding of the concepts we have discussed and it will only get better as we move through. Topics covered We have built basic websites using only HTML and made them mobile responsive using media queries; We have styled these websites using CSS style sheets; We have created websites using the Bootstrap and Materialize framework (the GIPHY site included herein); We have built a hangman game, a star wars game and a trivia game using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, as well as Javascript…

Stars Wars game or Music Trivia Anyone? - Week 5 and 6 complete

Due to my blog recently being down I have been set back a week on posting my progress of the UT Bootcamp. So this one includes jam pack fun of both a Star Wars game and a Music Trivia Game. Both are a result of the homework completed as a part of the course. Javascript and JQuery Continued To continue on the path of working in javascript and jQuery, I have created a Star Wars RPG Game and a Music Trivia game using HTML 5, CSS, Javascript and JQuery. Star Wars RPG Game The languages used in building the Star Wars Game are HTML 5, CSS, Javascript and jQuery. Initially, I was interested in exploring the Materialize styling library (created…

Week 4 - Fertig! - How about some Pop Star Hangman?

Made it through week 4 of UT Coding Bootcamp and this past week was all about Javascript and jQuery. Due to the amount of homework and studying I have been doing lately, I will be relatively brief. Last post I discussed the very basics of javascript so let's briefly discuss jQuery. jQuery What is jQuery? JQuery as defined by their own website says it is a: "fast, small and feature-rich javascript library." It can be used in conjunction with javascript as it is a library, an additional tool belt if you will. One thing to note that a few people have told me is that jQuery is not used as frequently as it used to be and learning 'vanilla javasctipt',…