1. CrossBones

    today I presented CrossBones (see github repo for stackathon video). it was the result of 2 failed mobile app attempts and a last ditch sprint from 10pm - 4am the night bfore the stackathon was due. i got the “fullstackian” award for it but perhaps i’m more proud that i had a hand in two of the other wins, one for design (thanks Creative Tim) and the other for voice UI https://www.talater.com/annyang/. I also intereviewed David, who won the fourth award for “Mad Science”. …


  2. rn-again

    i got encouraged again …


  3. parse xml without jquery

    I am recovering from my sickness and working on the backend for my podcast player. this involves parsing XML feeds and a lot of the answers i foudn online use jquery. this is a neat solution that doesnt need jquery. …


  4. React Native hell

    i am in react native hell. js devs are spoiled - there is a good dev ecosystem and an uncomplicated system of dependencies. when crossing over to react native, js devs are forced to interface with xcode/ios for the first time and this is pure shit. …


  5. starting stackathon

    Today we finished the grace shopper project. The intensity fell off towards the end but overall I think we did very good job. You can find the project hosted here: https://puppybasket.herokuapp.com/


  6. CI/CD

    today i worked on CI/CD: integrating Travis/Codeship/CodeClimate for the JEFS graceshopper project. was interesting. value of it is not immediate but its good to familiarize with these tools now. …


  7. git manage team

    today the team was significantly happier than we had been all week. I think its a combination of being near the end as well as not doing any testing related stuff since the backend was all done. we also decided to split four ways and develop pages independently which caused an interesting git merge scenario at the end of day but nothing too bad. this was my first experience kinda managing a team of developers and getting them to develop significant features to the best of their ability and coordinating on stuff where they overlapped. …


  8. api auth testing

    today i wrestled with a tricky problem that google wasn’t very good at and won. …


  9. working

    today was more work on the ecommerce project and we started doing more frontend today. …


  10. tiredness

    one of the most overused phrases in business is that things are a “marathon not a sprint”. i went home yesterday and fell straight to sleep so no blog. …