Inspired by an assignment in which I was tasked to use the Javascript fetch method to make a request, nostalgia hit me as my instructor tried to make fetch happen. Of course, he couldn't make fetch happen, but this lead to me to reminisce the great comedy of that of Mean Girls, which got me… Continue reading Time to get MEAN!

# Author: j.v.phan

## Why did Dijkstra cross the road? Cuz it was the shortest path!

Dijkstra's algorithm is an algorithm for finding the shortest paths between nodes in a graph, which as conceived by Edsger W. Dijkstra in 1956. The original version of the algorithm found the shortest path between two nodes, but the more common version found the shortest paths between a "source" node and all other nodes of… Continue reading Why did Dijkstra cross the road? Cuz it was the shortest path!

## The Itsy BITsy Spider

Just like spiders, bits are everywhere. Even though we don't necessarily work with bits directly, you'd be surprised where you might encounter bits. Let's talk about 01100010 01101001 01110100 01110011, baby Well, what is a bit? The bit is a basic unit of computation, which is commonly represented as a 0 or 1. When we think… Continue reading The Itsy BITsy Spider

## Let’s talk about STRING theory…(Not really)

String theory refers to the mathematical models which seek to find a common explanation for the four main forces seen in nature. These forces are the electromagnetic force, the strong and weak nuclear force and gravity. But this isn't a post on the String theory, but the STRING class. What do these two have in common?… Continue reading Let’s talk about STRING theory…(Not really)

## May the API Force be with you (Flatiron – Day 2)

Day 1 has come and gone, and now at Day 2. Building off the first day of learning more about hashes, we upped the game by learning to work with hashes after obtaining data off the web. Finally, the powers of the web combing with coding. We learned how to create a web request on… Continue reading May the API Force be with you (Flatiron – Day 2)

## Pass the HashketBall (Flatiron – Day 1)

First day of Flatiron School and no time's wasted as we dive into code, lectures, ice breakers, and more code. It's amazing how much you learn in the span of one day with 30 other passionate coders versus staying at home and trying to teach yourself code. Granted, there was a ton of pre-work to… Continue reading Pass the HashketBall (Flatiron – Day 1)

## GIT with it! (T-minus: 7 Days until Flatiron School)

As the title suggests, I only have 7 days until the first day of beginning Flatiron. Luckily, I was accepted into the program early enough to get a good head start on the pre-work that's assigned to each student. I thought I'd spend some time going over some of the subjects that were used as… Continue reading GIT with it! (T-minus: 7 Days until Flatiron School)

## Journey to Code: The Flatiron School

In a couple of weeks, I will be starting the February 6, 2016 cohort of The Flatiron School, which is a 12-week coding bootcamp in New York City. So thousands of dollars later and the prospect of spending many hours learning, training, and coding with other students, the end goal becoming a software developer (with… Continue reading Journey to Code: The Flatiron School