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Moving My Blog to Medium

As of February 1, 2018, I will no longer be updating this blog and will be sharing all of my future posts through Medium, a popular online publishing platform. Writing on Medium allows me to share my articles with a wider audience. On Medium, I will continue to write about software development, as well as… Continue reading Moving My Blog to Medium

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Viking Code School Immersive Program – Half Way Mark

Incredibly, it has been 8 months since my first post here describing my goal to become a software developer. Since then, I made it through a great deal of preparation, the application and interview process for Viking Code School, and have now hit the half way mark as I am working through Viking's immersive program.… Continue reading Viking Code School Immersive Program – Half Way Mark

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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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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

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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

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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