January Update

Hey guys, what’s new? New Years, old me.

I been programming/coding a lot lately and I finally started working on my music
app which is to be a spritual successor to Purevolume. I started the landing
page for the Front-End and now I am working on the back-end API. I learned
the basics of SQL at my current job and now I’m leaning towards using
MySQL for the Database, especially since we can Sequelize it with Nodejs.

The app that I’m working on will be a MERN stack app which is the following
MySQL = Database, Express = Web Server, React = Front-End Framework, and Nodejs
for back-end development.

This will be my make it or break it app to come out in early 2019 as a Full-Stack
Web Developer. I learned a lot within the two years I have been studying and
I’m always improving myself every day.

Anyways, I will push the Landing page eventually to my github so you guys can
follow my dev blog on it.

And for Gralina… I’m still working on that! It’s a weekend thing which I work
on a little bit of it every Sunday.

Let’s get working!

New Years

Back to the old grind and I’m making good progress on Gralina and I’m hoping to
finish the bare bones of it by March! Aside from that, I been studying. Now
I’m going into the advance studies of JS, learning fetch API, promises, and some
back-end stuff. I’m also doing more React tutorials to help learn both and to
keep up with programming. Below are the list of my goals for the year

  1. To either get a on-site job that pays more than 60k or a remote position at 50k
    or more.
  2. To have at least 600 commits a year or 50 a month
  3. Release a demo of my game and to prepare for a late 2019/early 2020 release
  4. Become more comfortable with Full-Stack App Development
  5. Be comfortable with React, Python, and Back-End

Until then I’m going to keep on studying and working on my projects. I’ll be back
with vlogging and I’m hoping to get somewhere this year.

Let’s do this.

Oh yeah, I redesigned my Portfolio from inspiration of Travery Media

Gralina is back

I finished DevConnector by Traversy Media and now I’m taking a coding break
until the beginning of the New Year. I’m still working with React at work and
I been using FreeCodeCamp during down time as well to keep up with programming.

I did start production on Gralina again, which is now part of the Gaiuss Trilogy
(More on that later). I began a small teaser site for the games but I have yet
done anything with it at the moment. My schedule now is to work on the game piece
by piece and hoping to release a small demo in the Spring. If you are interested
in following the status of the project; please visit the github page below:

https://github.com/DjKniteX/gralina

Until then, I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

Upcoming Projects

It’s been awhile but I been working through some Traversy Media tutorials.
I been enjoying them since I can do them on my free time. Most of my free time
at work is reading through medium.freecodecamp and working through FCC.

I finished Travery’s MERN Dev Connector Project and I’m working through his portfolio
one to boost my portfolio again. I will also finish is MERN Shopping List app.

Aside from that, I began writing for my RPG, a sequel to Cartuga and hoping to
bring that to life sometime next year. I know Noctam is on hold and it’s hard
to find graphic designer for that game.

Anyways, that’s all that I been doing and I hope you guys are still following.

2019 will be crazy as I have spent a full year as a developer freelance and professional.

Let’s keep it going

This December

Project land a full time developer position by the start of next year is ongoing.
I applied for a couple full-time positions incase my current job doesn’t follow through.

I like where I’m working at now but I am itching to become a full-time dev like quick.
It’s eating me inside.

Anyways, I been reading up on programming during the Thanksgiving Break and finally
able to sit down and code with no trouble. I am currently still going through
Brad Traversy’s MERN Stack Tutorials. Which are pretty good by the way.

I am learning as I code. Watch and Code.

This December, I am planning on going crazy mode with job applications
and hoping to land phone interviews due to the fact that I can’t do in-person yet
unless it’s for a job I really really want. (I need the money and can’t afford
a day off)

I’ll be working and studying while I’m preparing for my career

What's new in November

Hey guys, I’m back from studying
and just wanted to give you a quick update.
I’ll be coming back soon to do newbie youtube tutorials but for now I been learning
React as well as the MERN Stack. I applied for a couple of jobs, remote. I don’t know if I want to keep living in LA
long-term but I’ll still continue to work here until my Development game is strong and I can actually pursue better opportunities.

I been brain storming my novel series and I hope to get that published soon (My first book finished last year but I haven’t been around
to edit it)

I love programming so I’m hoping to be able to write articles when I get better as well. I wrote my first essay but I have yet continued to write my follow-update

Anyways, just an update that I’m still developing

The Early November

Hey guys, it’s been awhile. I started a new job but I’m currently on probation
for three months so I hope it leads me somewhere good. I been learning React
and working on a new social media app based on a MERN Stack video that I am
watching from udemy by Brad Traversy.

I’m also been applying for Front-End Dev Positions when I can but not actively
at least not until next month. Right now, I’m doing more support than I am touching
code. I like the team but I want to do more. I did more web stuff at work today
but that’s probably the most I’ll do at the moment.

December is when I’ll start packing out my resume and sending it over to
different places for a full-time dev job.

Well, The Early November is getting ready to drop their next album so that be pretty
cool. Anyways, follow along my github or my blog and keep up with what I am doing.

Things I been doing:
Learning React
Working through this MERN App Tutorial
Reading medium.freecodecamp.org
Food

Room for Growth

Some new updates with my Visual Novel. I released a private in-house beta for the crew
to see where I was going with the story. It’s nothing good. Just placeholder images
and misplaced story writing. I been taking a week to work on each segment before
going into the testing stage which will then go into a drafting stage. The plan
to release in the Winter is still on!

It’s been a little over a year since I started learning programming which turned
into taking a 6 month Front-End program. I been learning a lot about Programming
but I don’t know how it works. I decided to study more about Computer Science
and been debating going back to school for a B.S in Computer Science and maybe
try to get a Masters in Cyber Security (So my original B.A in Criminal Justice
degree is still relevant).

I’m going to start writing essays into my research. Stuff you will see in High
School/College. Research essays, compare and contrast essays and so on. I want
to make a difference in the community and contribute to the Open Source and spread knowledge.
Alan Turing and Bill Gates inspired me. I think I’m ready to take this seriously.

Maybe by the time I’m 45 I can get a Ph.D in Computer Science and get the Dr. Title.
haha.

Now, I’m self-learning to become a Computer Scientist. Let’s do this.

More Interviews and React

Hey guys, how’s it going? It’s been awhile but I been laid off and so I been
job searching like crazy. I applied for maybe more than 50 jobs since September 6th.
I gotten a response from 3 different places, 2 in Los Angeles and 1 back home in Arkansas.
The one in Arkansas was for a Mobile Developer position and with recommendations from
two of my friends that worked there, it’s a good chance but I’m not betting on it.

(I messed up during the coding interview)

The other two places in Los Angeles are interesting, one is a pet startup that works
on financing pet clinic payments and the other is an old software company that’s
older than me that builds inventory and management systems for companies.

I actually got one job offer right after the interview so I’m waiting to hear back
from the other two. I did the startup last Friday and I did the Mobile Dev one today.

So far so good.

I been learning React, especially since I heard the Mobile Dev Team will use React
Native. So I better start learning! Aside from FreeCodeCamp, Code Academy gave me 7 days free
trial for PRO, so I’m actually grinding that out.

I been job searching and studying the past weeks but things are looking up for now.
I’m still waiting to hit those big salary positions but man is it hard, especially
when a lot of juniors fresh out of bootcamp are taking over.

Until next time.

September and A Protype of My New Web App

Hey guys, I’m back with a new update. So I didn’t get any of those two jobs
I interviewed for but I’m still grinding out for new job postings. Anyways, it’s
September and I been doing some work with Python and finally pushed out a simple
Flask App.

It’s nothing special, just a site where people can post whatever they without
knowing who they are. Pretty much I wanted it to be a “Twitter where you can’t get fired”

It’s a work in progress but I’m getting there. It’s bare bones and I took the base
from a FreeCodeCamp Flask tutorial so I’m going to work on the design either later
today or tomorrow. Or sometime this week. It’s Labor Day Weekend so no work tomorrow!
(I’m looking for a higher paying job, Los Angeles is expensive)

Anyway here’s a link to the web app and see you guys soon!

https://shareful-heroku.herokuapp.com/