Adam Friedl

Writing

Aug 14, 2018

Career Change — Check

I thought about changing careers for a long time. I had many persuasive (to me, at least) arguments for why it wasn’t possible — or at least, possible for me....

Mar 7, 2018

Learning and Working and Family-ing

There are literally thousands of resources these days that can help you learn how to code. Do you have the desire and the grit? You can become a software developer....

Jan 15, 2018

A Parade of Text Editors

I suspect that many folks attracted to programming share this trait, but long before I ever read a line of code, I was particular about my “tools.” I’d spend hours...

Dec 12, 2017

Hoist with his own JS Petard

In JavaScript, hoisting refers to the idea that declarations — of both variables and functions — are automatically moved to the top of their scope. Note that this doesn’t mean...

May 30, 2017

React, Rails, Redux... oh my!

This has been some journey — both the course as a whole and this final project. It’s hard to believe they’re almost done, although I know there will always be...

Jan 31, 2017

Super Recipe Box

Coding – it gets better. That’s the biggest takeaway I have from working on this project, which updates my Recipe Box to, among other things, use ajax requests for no-page-refresh...

Dec 26, 2016

Recipe Box on Rails

When I was growing up, my mom kept her kitchen recipes on index cards in a small, grey, plastic box on the counter. She wasn’t a gourmet chef, but that...

Dec 7, 2016

Do You Even Lift, Bro?

Overview For my Sinatra project, I made a webapp that folks can use to track and define their inside jokes, memes, callbacks — a kind rudimentary Urban Dictionary. I called...

Nov 18, 2016

Appreciate the Finer Things

Something I love about my Flatiron experience is communing with so many people who also get excited about “nerdy” tech things. It’s really fun to see people talking about different...

Oct 30, 2016

CLI Gem Project: Roadfood

In the best sense, I’m really glad to be done with this! It took me a little longer than I expected (due in part to getting sick during the process),...

Oct 14, 2016

No Time Like the Present

My interest in programming developed relatively late. I always thought of myself as a “humanities” person, without much care in knowing how how they made FIFA awesome on PS2, just...

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