I’ve been working as a software consultant for the past few weeks, and an interesting thing happened. The initial aggressive plan was to build a working prototype in 2 weeks that involved a React web front-end, Postgres db, and node backend api. Well, we wanted to not do a complete faceplant so we were kind of forced into cutting corners and optimizing for speed. For that reason and also since one of our three engineers was somewhat of a Ruby expert we thought it was be a quick win to quickly build out the backend api in ruby on rails. This post is me reflecting on my experiences today pair programming in Ruby on Rails.
I had developed a nice front-end website in Angular 7 for Kate From HR and was so excited that it was finally deployed live! However, I was having this strange issue where the routing was not working. The base url would work, and clicking on links would load the other pages. When I entered a url directly in the address bar though it would just bring me to a 404 page! Oh dear, it was bad times indeed. However, I figured out how to fix it so it's all happy days again!
I went on an interview today for a senior dev position at a large bank by world trade center today, and it was a great experience. They had an open floor plan and everyone had a super-wide monitor which looked pretty awesome. There were stocks shows playing on tv's hanging from the ceiling and people were relatively dressed up, but the people who interviewed me seemed nice. I probably won't get an offer because the one interviewer asked me TWO relatively simple Angular questions that kind of stumped me. I don't think I would have really liked it there for long but big thanks to this person for pointing out these gaps in my knowledge.
People ask me, "Jim, if you want to do typescript and node.js they why do you waste you time learning about functional languages like Haskell and Clojure?
This is a short little post about choosing font colors when building software applications. In web development, if you don't specify a font color (ie the css property "color") then it will default to black, and black straight up #000000 black is really not a very good choice for a font color...
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