WordCamp Follow Up

35 Days of 100A month later. Follow-up.

In the last 35 days of my 100 Days of Code I’m at 108 commits. Up 10 from a year ago this month. Still working on my MEAN-stack, the Meetup group is going good. Still working on my focus issues, as in not being scattered (yikes I missed 3 days). I have done Photoshop and Illustrator, and AWS stuff, and worked on Front-end stuff with Boostrap, and Angular Material, and watched Star Wars Rouge One! So it was a good month.

Building out my portfolio

Handlebars and adobe and behance and portfolio stuff.

https://thinkster.io/tutorials/typescript-models-angular-2

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/how-to/create-portfolio-website.html

Never been a lightroom guy

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/add-edit-sync-photos.html

https://www.udemy.com/photoshop-tools/learn/v4/overview

https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-use-the-behance-api-to-build-a-custom-portfolio-web-page–cms-20884

https://www.udemy.com/photoshop-tools/learn/v4/overview

http://handlebarsjs.com/

I use handlebars all the time in my code, in .ejs files

https://github.com/pillarjs/hbs

npm install hbs

https://github.com/shannonmoeller/handlebars-layouts

Behance Portfolio Manager

100 Days of Code-Building a Theme

site-imageBuilding a Theme. Sound simple, and amazingly scary. I have wanted to build a theme since 2010 and just never got to it as I never thought I had an amazing design to share. Then I realized it was not the design, it’s the journey and process that matters more than the outcome. Here’s myFirst.

I know enough to create child themes of themes I like. I know not to mix plugins into my code. I plan to keep it simple, and build several in a row until I feel I have mastered the basics of it. And them apply to be a Theme Reviewer on the WordPress.org project theme team.

WordCamp Atlanta pot of gold logo
WordCamp

 


I really need to move my WordPress environments from FireFox over to Chrome. Use Grammarly and Hemingway more. Move my WordPress email from yahoo to google. And work on my {{handlebar mustache}}.

 

How much Code do you need to Write before you become Good

How much Code do you need to Write before you become Good at it?

I started doing ASP classic, old VB-script back in in December of 1998. Got a job doing that in April 1999, and felt like I was pretty decent at it by mid-2000. Got promoted in late 2000 and by about 2001 thought I was actually pretty good at it. And then by late 2001, my company had stated the process of migrating to WebSphere, and I started the whole process over again. I started learning Java, so I could write JavaBeans, servlets, EJB’s, doing MVC using JSP, with Struts and Tiles in 2002. So by the end of 2003, I had taught myself Java web development, and thought I was junior at it, but pretty good.

For me, I think it takes writing a certain amount of code, or being immersed in it daily for a certain amount of time. Having books, doing the samples, writing the basic scripts, and tutorials, and classes, and finaly one day, you realize, “Oh hey, I know how to do this thing on my own better than the guy your reading.”  And you start writing and writing more and more stuff.

Ok, so jump to March of this year, nearly 2 decades later. I have;

  • 5 solid years of web application server administration,
  • 5 years of java web application development,
  • 5 years of PHP/mySQL with WordPress(and some drupal, joomla magento CMS thrown in), 
  • 5 years of HTML5/CSS3 freelance front-end work along with SEO and ADA accessibility testing.

Starting with ZERO, I made some 240 code commits to my GitHub last year. I would say 90% of that code was JavaScript. I will admit some were mere forks of other peoples code, I wanted to save and have available to me later. So I would say I made 200 of those. And Maybe 100 of them were real code commits that I wrote. Ok. So this year moving forward, as I do my 100 Days of Code, I don’t want to lose the 260 commits I have. I also know I don’t want to have a big dry spell. I want to be more actively engaged in writing my own code. More matter how rinky-dinky the code sample is. Its gonna be mine, and I will excel at this…. just in time for it to change on me.


TypeScript2 logoBecause I already know the TypeScript 2 is going to replace plain ol’ JavaScript as my primary. Oh, for the days of pojo’s.
(Plain Old Java Objects)