Web Dev Ramblings

Warner Onstine

Web development and other thoughts.

Day 6 of 30 Min Project 12/20/14

Tonight: So, said last night that here’s what I needed to do: Get redis config stuff figured out Apparently convict really doesn’t like empty json variables like options: {} Get first test to actually fail as it should because we’re...

Day 5 of 30 Min Project 12/19/14

Tonight: So, said last night that here’s what I needed to do: Get at least one test written and running (not necessarily passing, but running) We have a few controllers/endpoints we need to test /token - gets a valid token for a logged in...

Day 4 of 30 Min Project 12/18/14

Uggh, not really feeling it tonight, but here goes :P. Tonight: So, said last night that here’s what I needed to do: time to start creating some tests! Use tests to drive the api bits forward for things Start writing the controllers for todos...

Day 3 of 30 Min Project 12/17/14

Tonight: Finish up with convict setup and see what other unused references I have in the API OK, think I have this all set, just committed master branch...

Day 2 of 30 Min Project 12/16/14

Tonight: See if we can get at least a first version of the api pushed up to github What do we need for that to happen? Need to convert the settings over to convict instead of homegrown thing Alright, I think I got most of the settings stuff...

A new experiment - Live Coding

First, before I dive into this experiment, I want to explain what I’ve been up to. I call them 30 minute projects. 30 Minute Projects A while ago I read this post by John Resig - Write Code Every Day, it reminded me of another tip I'd heard about...

Day 1 of 30 Min Project 12/15/14

Endeavoring to document an experiment I’m going to try. Live-blogging (kind of) my daily habit of working on a side project for 30 minutes a night. This particular side project is a deep dive into Docker. An attempt to go from basic Node...

What I really liked about "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and other ramblings

So, it's been about 2 years since I picked this book up and read it cover to cover (so to speak, I had the ebook which I devoured) in about a week. First, I want to explain a bit about where I was in my career, in my life. I was unhappy. Not the...

Response to 7 questions to find your purpose in life

What is my "Why?" or "Response to 7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose" This post is in response to 7 STRANGE QUESTIONS THAT HELP YOU FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE 1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OF SHIT SANDWICH AND DOES IT COME...