So I'll go into my troubles with this and how I overcame them. I had an list of <md-item>'s that had a time, title, and image. It looked pretty good, but I didn't like how the title and image were not aligned since they were being "pushed" right by the actual time text. Here's an example of what I'm talking about (the green background is to emphasis the different widths of these two spans):
While looking at some examples I've seen that early on in the code there will sometimes be a line that simply says "use strict"; which can be confusing to a beginner trying to understand every line. A lot of times "people will ask, what does this mean?" and kind of get shooed off with a "just do it" response. Here I'll try to explain some of what the difference is between doing it and not.
Not to brag or anything, but yesterday I just got my fifth(-ish) legit coding job. Now that I'm finished the job hunting process, I'd just like to record some thoughts about how I go about getting a job for my future self and anyone on the internet looking for a coding job (no one reads my blog except for me though, lol). I am still pretty young and don't know everything, but this post will definitely help someone (and hopefully my future self).
For a while now I've been interesting in creating charts in the browser using web technologies (js, html, css). It seems that the de facto standard is d3, a very powerful visualization library that can be used for a lot more than just creating graphs and charts. This library can take quite a bit of code to create a basic chart. However, with Rickshaw, a library built on top of d3, you can create the same charts with a much nicer and cleaner api.
Yesterday I attended a meetup event at the "Nokia Fortress" in New Providence, NJ. I have to admit, at the beginning of the day I had no idea what strongloop or loopback even were (I really just went because I was interested in all things node.js, haha). This post is about briefly explaining what these two things are, and then at the end I'll talk about why I can easily see companies using this is real life to save money.
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