An Introduction to the 0s and 1s

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Why you should read this article

Even before I learned how to code, I knew there was something called binary and that it was the language computers spoke. I assumed that at some point during my 15 week bootcamp, we would discuss the elusive 0s and 1s but I was wrong. As it turns out, the code I was writing in JavaScript was being compiled and translated into 0s and 1s as instructions for the computer to understand. You may be thinking “ok, so I do not need to know about binary or number systems to code, then why…


Part Two: From Execution to Integration

Continued from Part 1: From Sandbox to API Set Up

Part Two Sections

Step 5:

It is time to make some magic with our endpoint.

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Before we do that, we should get some definitions out of the way (some new, some review). The following definitions are oversimplified for the purpose of understanding the rest of this post. Each of these terms could be the subject of their own blog post so do not feel as if you need to completely understand what they are right now (because I do not). …


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APIs are exciting. I am serious. Stop laughing at me.

They have the ability to turn a sandboxed coding project into an application that interacts with the world outside of your computer and local files. There is a lot of information coming your way so let me list the sections in advance:


A Day in the Life of a Software Engineering Bootcamp Student

COMDEX ‘83

Let us revisit one of the most significant moments in computer history . . .

The year was 1983. Two young Fort Worth based engineers travelled to Las Vegas, where they planned to unveil their groundbreaking operating system at Comdex computer expo. There was a buzz in the air as the engineers set up their booth for the second day of Comdex. The only thing that exceeded the engineers’ hopes were the expectations of all the attendees. No one knew exactly what the engineers had created, only that it had the potential to be at the forefront of a computer…


Tips on Staying Productive & Mindful While WFH.

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Working in isolation has been interesting. My daily life oscillates between two different realities; from dream remote work life to a post-apocalyptic world that somehow kept Netflix going.

My ability to manage my work environment was put to the test in late April, when I was accepted into the Flatiron School Software Engineering Bootcamp and had 80+ hours of prepwork to complete in just over a week. In response to this challenge, I decided to finally utilize a handful of the many work-life balance tips I had heard and immediately disregarded over the years. …

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