Course Completion - Review - Node Program: From 0 to Hero with Nodejs

My first experience in following Azat Mardan, the author of this course. I discovered him through his blog while I was looking to solve some problems, he goes through the basic stuff and gives the feeling that he can respond clean and short to questions about the material. Main takeaways: Understanding of async programming and basic understanding of web programming in nodejs Acquired knowledge of server constructs and basic modules Illustrations of some of the greatest pitfalls Pro: [Read More]

Learning new programming languages

Looking for the new hit or sticking with your known language ? is this one of the big questions you are looking to get an answer to ? First and foremost I want to begin with a saying that most programmers overlook: “A programming language is worth learning if it changes your way of thinking”. With that in mind I want to make some people question they allegiance to a certain programming language. [Read More]

Exercise your programming skills online

A quick review of websites in the nurturing your programming skills industry. I am so grateful there are so many websites where you can grow your programming skills to choose from. I have seen many employers use codility, but I am more inclined towards using hacker rank, the editor and tests from codility are so tedious and there is no transparency as to what is required from you, you really need to practice with them before, even then you might fell short, as I’ve done a few times. [Read More]

Mysql Certification for developers - first try - first failure

For anyone looking for feedback on Mysql 5.6 Certification exam. As a general impression if you work you queries on a weekly basis you should be safe just by practicing some more of that preparing for it. I must say to begin with I was overwhelmed when reading the table of contents for the Certification Exam by the amount of chapters I thought I have not covered well. Big mistake, most of the questions where from a developer’s daily activity like interpreting results. [Read More]

Docker for the simple programmer

Another definition

I’ve been asked a lot what is docker lately and i found it difficult to adapt to each listener, but this video cleared all my doubts and I think it should be enought for all the english speaking programmers out there (i don’t really think that there are programmers that do not understand English, though)

Preparing for Mysql 5.6 Developer Certification

Prepare the Learning Material

A quick review on what’s out there and what I think you should consider in order to get better prepared for 1Z1-882: MySQL 5.6 Developer. I have browsed a little for some info on this subject and because the article about zcpe was a success I considered that even though this subject does not have the same exposure it’s worth an article on the subject. However unlike preparing for zcpe there are no longer straightforward ways to prepare for Mysql Certification, most of the articles out there are about the advanced exam 1Z1-883: MySQL 5. [Read More]

Sass - css for programmers

If you like long stories you could use a read on this http://alistapart.com/article/getting-started-with-sass . If not, sass is a professional grade css extension language, so let’s get on with it. After reading about the fuss around sass the fears of switching to it may seem as ill grounded. There is no real danger in the command line or setting up a ruby environment, if you have difficulties with that go for help, me and others more experienced or more gifted are happy to help in order make a better internet. [Read More]

High profile, new kid on the block - Docker

What is docker ? You can have a pick from these definitions smarter man gave: “Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.” - docker.io “Docker is a great image distribution model for server templates built with Configuration Managers (like Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, etc)” - centurylink labs Introduction To Docker from Hamilton Turner Why should I use it ? You really don’t have any reason why you shouldn’t . [Read More]

On DevTalks Bucuresti

I’ve witnessed my first dev conference on Wednesday 11th June. I was excited with some talks and I decided that it won’t hurt to pay them a small tribute. For anyone who wants to see the full agenda, I hope it will be forever available here. There were 4 tracks to assist to so I created my own program with what seemed worthy of my time. I also checked for feedback from some of my colleagues that I knew before the conference and were present, also one of my sisters were there following another track as she is only a junior programmer. [Read More]