Recently I've been developing an app using Socket.io. I had the idea when I heard about the Dot Collector app. This intrigued me and, more to the point, I thought "I could build something like that!". I take every project on as a learning experience primarily, and think about the business objectives later. It probably isn't the best way to think about things but at this stage in my web development career, I just want to learn! One of my weaknesses when it comes to starting projects is finishing them. It is something I will definitely work on in the future. [...]
I've been trying to solve a challenging problem on exercism.io all evening. This "grade-school" challenge is a tough one. Given students' names along with the grade that they are in, create a roster for the school. So in the end you return an object with keys 1-7 and with each persons name under their grade. The idea here is to save data on the fly, which can get a bit fiddly. First of all I had to figure out how to save data on the fly, and researching that on Stack Overflow wasn't giving me much good information. I now [...]
In VS Code, you can highlight some code and hold down the ⌥ option key and press up or down. This is one of the simplest and most powerful techniques I've learnt in a long time. Wow.