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Nov 5, 2015

Your Granny’s SHMUP

So in between tossing my book all over the Southwestern US, I was actually engaged in productive coding activity. Not so much in the single-page app vein this time though: I decided to modify my pretty poor excuse of an Asteroids game into something that actually resembled a game. Hence Bullet Hell, a SHMUP (shoot-em-up)!

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Sep 28, 2015

Cocktailist: a Whirlwind Tour


9/15: Capstone day 1! Seems good so far except heroku doesn’t want to refresh my latest files, hmmmm. Will have to figure that out.

9/16: Worked on site more:

  • Linked up feeds to entries
  • Make show entry page
  • Add Metadata to feeds
  • Make add new form

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Aug 29, 2015

So there’s a Q and a Stack…

Well that would explain a lot about Javascript, aha. Today was characterized by trying to debug the same issue for an hour or so, and then learning about this fundamental structure. “But wait, why doesn’t it ever stop for input?! Javascript sucks!” Ok, in this case, PEBCAK.

So I guess I better get used to deeply nested function calls in these server-side scripts where user input is involved. But looking at tomorrow’s reading materials, client-side stuff has handlers and more natural asynchronous treatment, so I am looking forward to that. Although not so sure I’ll be as big a fan of JS’s “prototype inheritance.”

Also spent some time this weekend developing DiscoverIt more. Got it up at Slowly chugging along on that.