Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lessons from my internship at Splunk

I know this doesn’t directly connect to coding, but I figured coding is still a part of my career path, and so was my time at Splunk, so let’s put it here. Sure.

    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    Git update

    I finally created a repo for the SPICE Project (codenamed “Habanero”) and pushed it to GitHub!

    I also pushed the Django tutorial I completed into its own repo, just for kicks.

    Tomorrow, we code.

    Saturday, November 9, 2013 Monday, November 4, 2013

    The official Django tutorial

    I finished the official Django tutorial yesterday.

    Things I learned and other thoughts:

    • Django uses model, view, and template layers.
    • The model layer is “an abstraction layer (the ‘model’) that is used for structuring and manipulating the data of your Web application.”
    • The view layer “encapsulates the logic responsible for processing a user’s request and for returning the response.”
    • The template layer “provides a designer-friendly syntax for rendering the information to be presented to the user.”
    • I’m not quite sure what I’m doing. (Yet.)
    • I need to spend less time on tutorials and following step-by-step instructions and more time on comprehending and processing what I’m doing.
    • I’m hoping that starting the Tango with Django textbook tomorrow will help.

    First, I need to learn Git. Luckily, the textbook briefly covers it.

    Hello world.

    This is the blog where I will document my journey to becoming a software / web developer. 

    • Language: Python
    • Text editor: Sublime Text 2
    • Version control system: Git