I’m surprised to say that I made a lot of progress, given just one day. And that I got a lot of distance covered, with data being fetched from Twitter, stored in a local db, and then retrieved and displayed again. There are still gaps in my understanding, but getting ramped up again seemed to take a lot less time, this time around. Which feels really nice.
Took the day off work today (as my birthday day off), and how do I spend it? Instead of sitting in front of a computer coding downtown all day, I sit in front of a different computer coding all day. Because apparently, that’s what I like doing in my time off.
Officially answered the last question to my “final exam” for my MongoDB online course. It’s been an interesting 7 weeks, and I’m pretty proud to have stuck it through all the way to the end.
A good portion, nearly 50%, seemed to cover Node (npm, Express, Swig) – which is actually great for me. I’ve long wanted to delve more into Express and Node development in general, so this is actually quite exciting.
Excited to be starting a (free) online course titled: M101JS: MongoDB for Node.js Developers. The registration period looks to still be open, and I think you have until next Tuesday to sign up (though you’ll probably want to register before Friday, if you want enough time to actually complete the first week’s coursework).
I’m super excited to announce that the newest version of my iPhone app, Augur, is now available – and it’s free! Another big change with this version – a Twitter account is no longer required! So if you’ve got an iPhone and 5 minutes, you can get this thing running on your phone in no time (Android version coming soon).
With my approach now, I’m taking a lot of that initial work (searching, parsing) and letting that take place on the server. Instead of bundling it with the app, I’m using a Node server on Heroku, and also storing some database content via MongoDB.