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#Software on the Shore

This is a GitHub repo for my personal blog, which I use to track interesting and new things I've learned while studying software development. It also contains the web applications and APIs I wish to showcase on my website's portfolio.


Coding Practices

  • Concepts and ideas from great programmers that I try to follow in my work.
  • I attempt to follow the AirBnB Javascript Style Guide.

Kent Back's Four Rules

  1. Run all the tests
  2. Contain no duplicate code
  3. Express all the ideas the author wants to express
  4. Minimize classes and methods

SOLID principles:

  1. Single Responsibility (SRP): A class (component) should have one, and only one, reason to change.
  2. Open-Closed (OCP): A system should be open for extension, but closed for modification.
  3. Liskov Substitution (LSP): Derived types should be substitutable for their base types.
  4. Interface Segregation (ISP): Abstractions should not depend upon details. Details should depend upon abstractions.
  5. Dependency Inversion (DIP): Interfaces should be small, focused on a specific use case.

The DRY Principle

  • Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.

##Change Log

Dec.20 - 26, 2015

  • Finished the majority of the back end and the front-end skeleton
  • Modulated most data into JSON
  • Transfered over previous apps to here
  • Finished website structure
  • Added old apps to the app page
  • Deployed to Heroku
  • Fixed DNS

Jan. 11 - 24, 2016

  • Added Markdown-Previewer app to the apps section
  • Added FCC Camper Leaderboard app, fixed About styling, and added footer.
  • Added a couple of apps (recipe-box and game-of-life)
  • Worked on optimizing page responsiveness

Jan. 25, 2016

  • Finished changes to main site which make it more mobile friendly and responsive (have to work on individual apps)

Jan. 30, 2016

  • Working on mobile responsiveness.
  • Removed Local Weather app from apps due to Yahoo API change. Have to work on a new api.

Feb. 6, 2016

  • Added a couple of web API projects to the router
  • Added API projects to the apps page

Feb 8, 2016

  • Adding a Redis database through Heroku
  • Finishing and testing a custom function that adds simple analytics for visitors and saves to Redis

Feb. 10 - 14, 2016

  • Decomposed server file structure
  • Added Redis db model
  • Finished functionality for URL Shortener Microservice and Image Search Abstraction API
  • Changed sitewide color scheme to add some life. May be temporary.

Feb. 15, 2016

  • Added new font to all branding
  • Moved the blog to the sidebar menu
  • Added a descriptive page to site home

Feb. 23, 2016

  • Added shoreside dungeon crawler
  • Cleaned up index.js Routing
  • Fixed Redis connection error handling

Feb. 24 - Feb. 27, 2016

  • Fixed various potential bugs in index.js (mostly type/error checking in APIs)
  • Added Jasmine testing suite and specs (currently: apis, routes)

Feb. 28 - Mar. 6, 2016

  • Added a data-visualization page to showcase D3 projects
  • Added a D3 bar chart for US Gross Domestic Product over time
  • Added a D3 scatter plot chart for Doping in Professional Cycling
  • Added the remaining D3 data visualizations and styled the landing page

Mar. 7 - Mar. 8, 2016

  • Transfered posts.json and future blog posts to a MongoDB database
  • Refracted all Redis functionality to work with the database

Mar. 24 - Mar. 26, 2016

  • Refractoring most front end scripts to use browserfiy and react

Mar. 1 - Mar. 12, 2017

  • Updated sitewide styling for a more subtle feel. Removed Angular library.
  • Updated responsiveness of styling.
  • Removed APIs as the functionality wasn't desirable.
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