Week 6 is a bit of a watershed moment in many people’s Makers Academy journey. Week 6 is the week we left behind the walkthroughs and the tutorials and the comfort of knowing the pair next to you were working on the same problem – bring … Continue reading Week 6 – AirBnBird
If in doubt. More semicolons. If still in doubt, maybe a couple of brackets and curly braces. This was the main theme of Week 5 ‘The Curious Tale of Mr Cript’. So we’d started this thing with a girl called Ruby. It was great at … Continue reading Week 5 – Semicolons. Semicolons, everywhere.
Opening up the brief for this weekend’s challenge was a little daunting. Make Twitter. Oh yeah sure, let me grab a tea, a couple of years more experience and I’ll be right on it. A big part of the challenge was to cement what we’d … Continue reading Code Review: Twitter but Shitter
Monday morning code review was damning. We all turned up bright and excited to share our impressively snazzy Rock Paper Scissor apps and absorb the praise that would surely be lavished upon us.
Week three at Makers was a game changer. It was the week we all SPONTANEOUSLY MORPHED INTO WEB DEVELOPERS.
Cool huh? And super convenient too. (more…)
Our second weekend challenge was to build a program that allows a customer to order a takeaway. The customer needed to be able to view a menu, add items off the menu to their basket, view a summary of their basket and checkout their order.
Pretty exciting, huh? For the first time, it seemed as though we were building something that had actual real-life application. This fact alone made the build much more intuitive – I am
all too reasonably aware of the processes involved in ordering a takeaway, which made the planning and diagramming stage way less traumatic. We all had an immediate sense of which parts needed to talk to others. (more…)
Dear Week Two,
It’s hard for me to comprehend the path our relationship has taken. It started out so well, so bright. Two young hearts RSpec-in’ one another. How did it all turn so stormy, so terminal? It was a tempest. A tumultuous ride to the last.
I guess I’m supposed to say it’s me and not you. But it was so totally you. I hope you step on lego.
And in the words of Guybrush Threepwood, pirate heartthrob extraordinaire: you’re as repulsive as a monkey in a negligee.