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jbseekr: Live Demo on Heroku

I have now pushed my project onto Heroku. It was much easier this time around, compared to my MoneyJar application. Probably because this is a mean stack application and not a Java/Spring-MVC one. Or maybe I am just more familiar with Heroku now. In its current state it is only performing basic CRUD operations. However, […]

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jbseekr: Career Management System

Lately I have been spending a lot of time working on a new project. A project that was designed to help me internalize and explore AngularJS in more depth. Although I have spent a great deal of time learning about MEAN stack over the past few months, Angular has been particularly difficult to get my […]

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MoneyJar: Maven, PostgreSQL, & Heroku

A few days ago someone asked me if my MoneyJar application was available online to view. Unfortunately I hadn’t made it that far. All my development so far had been using MAMP to run a web development server locally on my desktop computer, until now. I knew that I wanted to learn to use Heroku […]

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This week I am learning: Adobe Illustrator

At school I was great at Art and Graphic Design. If memory serves, then I got an A in both subjects at GCSE. Sadly I didn’t keep up with it and have since shied away from anything that required creative talent. However, now that I have decided to pursue web and front-end development it became […]

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Raspberry Pi: Digital Signage

I recently ordered a Raspberry Pi model A+ for a solar powered irrigation project (motion activated cat deterrent with video capture). I cannot believe how small this unit is and how little power it consumes. And at £15 from Curry’s, how cheap it is either. While I have not yet got all the components together […]

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Ducky Mini 60% Keyboard

It has arrived! My first mechanical keyboard. A Ducky Mini with Cherry MX Blue switches. Here is my initial impression. I miss my old keyboard already… Its not to say that this is a bad keyboard. It really isn’t. Its just that I have grown so accustomed to typing on my Logitech K811 keyboard that […]

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CRM for Job Hunting

Every now and then I come across some software or web application that I would love to blog about. A few weeks ago that was CodeSchool. Today I’m raving about JibberJobber. I’m not a fan of job hunting. It is time consuming and tedious work. More often than not it becomes a shopping list of […]

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Code School Review

Having no project to work my newly discovered JavaScript skills I decided to test my skills against Code School’s interactive examples. This was my first introduction to Code School and I was pleasantly surprised. My previous attempts at online courses left me feeling cold, and bored. It is painful to watch other people writing code […]

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Javascript Review

Having dabbled in JavaScript in the early 2000s I believed for a long time that JavaScript wasn’t a real programming language. By real, I mean in comparison to Python, Java, C/C++ etc. As far as I knew it was a thin language that merely existed to manipulate the DOM structure in web pages. JavaScript consistently […]

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Crawl, Walk, Run.

I am an avid fan or productivity. When I learn something, it must be useful, it must be efficient, it must help me leverage either time or effort in some way. I love being able to get results for less effort and in less time. The problem is, when you are so use to running, […]

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