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Well, it’s taken me all five phases of the flatiron software engineering bootcamp, but I finally have learned to utilize a skill taught on day one. No big deal, I mean who doesn’t want to make an already challenging task harder than it needs to me? Anyway, as a true…


Chrome’s developer tools are located a couple different ways. One can either right click in the window of a webpage and click on “inspect,” or you can click on the “View” tab at the top of your screen and scroll down to “Developer” and then “javascript console.”

(via the right click in the center of the window option)

The DOM is basically a developer’s magic playground where we can play around with all of the information in our html and make it more dynamic using something interactive like Javascript. You locate the DOM by opening up the developer tools. While on a website, simply right click and select…


One of the new concepts I learned was the use of strong params. Strong params are necessary because it allows you to tell your code what parameters should be allowed. That way, you cannot assign request parameters to objects UNLESS you have explicitly permitted it. Basically, it is for security…


One major thing I’ve learned while diving into my Sinatra project is the cycle of HTTP requests. It is one of the most important concepts to understand in building web applications. First things first, it is important to know that HTTP is a stateless request. This means that no request…


I have just completed project number two in Flatirons curriculum for software engineering. It was an app using Sinatra and Active Record. Though my project page isn’t the prettiest as far as style goes, which I will get better at later, the more important lesson was understanding what MVC meant.


Last you heard from me I was a terrified brand new student diving into the world of Software Engineering. Since then, I’ve become a slightly less terrified, semi-new student diving into the world of Software Engineering. It’s both exciting and frustrating. However all the frustration has led to breakthroughs I…


The question: “why do you want to be a software engineer?” The answer? To be honest is still slightly unknown to me. I do know that I’ve always enjoyed the unknown, exploring, and learning. However this all can only happen in my world as long as there is some sort…

Erin Cola

My name is Erin and I am super new to the tech world, and also so excited and eager to become a part of it. :)

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