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My review on Watch And Code

My review on Watch And Code

One of my goals this year in 2018 is to apply clean code practices with a deep foundational javascript background. I scoured the internet for some good courses. Reddit and hackernews eventually led me to the watchandcode.com course by Gordon Zhu, a former google engineer.

This is my review on it broken down into 2 parts, read more

My Sloppy Excel VBA Code

My Sloppy Excel VBA Code

Whenever I program,I try and write that code as clean as possible. I try to enforce practices such as stylized guides and enforce good github project guidelines as well. And program daily to practice these standards

However, this is not always the case. Sometimes I’ll program in a way that reflects that language or framework, (e.g. writing python in a pythonistic way). Occasionally I’ll have to touch a tool that I’d rather not use (e.g. Autohotkey) that has sloppy and inconsistent syntax. But there’s no other good alternatives for adding complex windows shortcut hotkeys read more

5 Best Features in Directory Opus

5 Best Features in Directory Opus

DirectoryOpus is becoming one of my newest and favorite tools. Its essentially a windows file explorer on steroids. There’s no other Windows, Mac or Linux equivalent that comes close to the number of features it offers. The only problem with directoryOpus is it has a rather steep learning curve, since there’s so many settings. Its been already a year since I’ve used it, and I still find myself going to its forum to ask beginner level questions. read more

My 2017 Yearly Reflections & 2018 Resolutions

My 2017 Yearly Reflections & 2018 Resolutions

Its year 2018 and I still haven’t reflected upon all the things I achieved last year, or things I want to do this year. So I will do it now. After digging through all my profiles (stackoverflow, github, bookmarks, projects, photos on phone, workout log, and journal log), this is a comprised list of things I achieved, and what things I want to finish in the future read more

How to Scale Codepen Organization

How to Scale Codepen Organization

In webdevelopment, its important to have a tool for quickly writing some code, and seeing it live. Without worrying about setting local dependencies, IDE, etc. Sometimes these are referred to as coding playgrounds.

Many software solutions have existed in the marketplace for these. Jsfiddle, jsbin, and codepen are among the most popular. read more

Useful Links for a Frontend Noob

Useful Links for a Frontend Noob

Over the past few months I have been curating a list ofwebdevelopment links. What types of links you might ask? Things that would help a noob programmer (me) learn proper frontend development with ONLY whatever is availabe on the internet. Without getting sucked into the things like “Techstack ABC is the best!” or “Jquery is so last year” paradigms. read more