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Rails: Rendering a File

This past week, I started building out a solo Rails project, and one of my first steps was to create a general layout for my nav bar, footer, and columns, so that I could use a cohesive structure across my site. 138 more words

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Using Regular Expressions to Convert Text to "Cat Mode"

This week, I added “cat mode” to my personal website, rachelsalois.com. Essentially, I used jQuery to create a page that would dynamically load text. If a visitor clicks the “cat mode” link, the text reloads, replacing all words with “meow,” except for links. 408 more words

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Ruby's Object Ancestors

Two weeks ago, I completed the Flatiron School web development immersive (woot!), and three weeks from now, I’ll be starting a position as an instructor at Flatiron, coaching students through Ruby  fundamentals (among many other topics) that I was learning four months ago. 264 more words

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Using the Spotify API

Last week, I completed my final project at Flatiron, a React-Redux app with a Rails API.*

My team decided to also make use of the Spotify API for our app,  565 more words

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Chrome JS Console Basics

My Flatiron cohort has switched from “Ruby mode” to “Javascript mode” for the second half of our program, and among the many changes that come with programming in a different language, one that immediately stood out to me was my set of debugging tools. 507 more words

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Intro to APIs

Over the holidays, I built a mini Rails app using OMDb, a movie database, to find a summary, IMDb rating, and genres for a movie based on its title.  485 more words

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Latency & Bandwith

While working on Udacity’s Intro to CS a few months ago, I first came across the term latency. This week, I looked back into the topic and discovered ‘latency vs bandwidth,’ an apparently oft’ misunderstood pairing of concepts that both relate to network performance. 486 more words

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