Backend with node

Last week we started learning backend fundamentals.  We’ve been using node which allows us to use javascript on the server side.  Currently we are only using our own local server, connecting through localhost.  This has definitely been a change from front end as front end is very visual and allows to you to see what […]

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Final Front End Project

Today marks the end of my first month at The Iron Yard and the end of learning front end fundamentals.  This month has flown by and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned and created so far.  I’ve enjoyed everything that we’ve learned so far and I’m so happy I made the decision to attend […]

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APIs

Yesterday was covered algorithms.  We did a couple of exercises, but nothing too complicated.  Our project was to calculate a blackjack hand by determining whether an ace should count as 1 or 11.  After finishing it, it made me think about how you could expand it to a full blackjack game.  I’ve been working on […]

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Objects

I’ve almost finished my calculator project, I’m just trying to add some extra features that are requiring me to rethink some of my code.  I think I’ll be able to figure it out though. The guest speaker we had on Friday was interesting.  She’s a QA manager so I was interested to hear what kind […]

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The DOM

Yesterday we learned about the DOM and manipulating html using JavaScript.  This was the most challenging concept we’ve learned so far.  Since we haven’t learned objects yet it was kind of confusing at first, but after some review and some practice it’s starting to make sense.  Our third weekly project is to build a calculator. […]

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Solving Fibonacci even sum

I wanted to write about a problem we had as practice for learning JavaScript and my thought process for solving it.  The problem was from Project Euler and the instructions are as follows: “By considering the terms in the Fibonacci sequence whose values do not exceed four million, find the sum of the even-valued terms.” The […]

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Loops and arrays

Yesterday we covered functions in JavaScript.  It was pretty basic stuff, like adding two numbers together or checking if one number is greater than another.  I’ve done a lot of JavaScript practice prior to this so most of it was review but I did still learn a couple things.  For example, if you have a […]

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