Databases · SQL · Viking Code School

Delving into Databases

As the name of my blog describes, before I began my current efforts to study programming, much of my academic and professional background was in historical research. While some history research does involve the idealized scene of going through centuries old documents at archives or examining artifacts at museums, the most efficient and effective research… Continue reading Delving into Databases

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Cookies · JavaScript · Node.js · Viking Code School

Using Cookies with Express in Node

This past week in the immersive program for Viking Code School we covered topics in advanced Express, including how to use cookies. No, not the tasty, edible cookies, but the ones that keep track of data while you are browsing the internet. In the past, there was really no good method to store the state… Continue reading Using Cookies with Express in Node

Command Line · JavaScript · Node.js · Viking Code School

Dictionary Reader in Node.js

Exciting update: I am currently in the immersive program for Viking Code School! If has been some months since my last post here. In that time, I continued with the Viking prep work, but decided to hold off on making further posts to save time while I was working and traveling alongside my preparation. After… Continue reading Dictionary Reader in Node.js

JavaScript · Viking Code School

Basic JavaScript Algorithms

The first assignment in the "Falling in Love with JavaScript" course of Viking Code School's advanced prep work was made up of two parts. The first portion provided a series of problems or algorithms to solve for by writing a JavaScript function. Below I have listed each of the algorithms to be solved, followed by… Continue reading Basic JavaScript Algorithms

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JavaScript Basics with Viking Code School

JavaScript is a client side scripting language that has become one of the most popular programming languages to make webpages dynamic. The "Falling in Love with JavaScript" course of the advanced prep work for Viking Code School began by introducing all of the basic syntax, as well as types and operators, functions, looping, control flow,… Continue reading JavaScript Basics with Viking Code School

Bootstrap · CSS · HTML · Viking Code School

Bootstrap Jumbotron Clone

The assignment for the Bootstrap section of Viking Code School's advanced prep work involved cloning the jumbotron template from the official Bootstrap documentation. This involved using the Bootstrap grid system of containers, rows, and columns to copy the template using semantic HTML tags. Only a very small amount of custom CSS was needed to modify… Continue reading Bootstrap Jumbotron Clone