I’ve been toying around with JavaScript artwork and been having a lot of fun creating divs via loops and restyling them, rotating them, and making them move position across a DOM.

Solving that classic fibonacci problem…

If you’re like me and new to the world of Algorithmic problem solving, you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed to say the least. I recommend investing the time to watch Alvin Zablan’s lecture on tackling these types of problems. …

In this blog, we’re going to go from a blank slate to a working Django REST API with full CRUD functionality. To keep things semi-simple, we’re going to use a single model called “tasks” with two attributes: “name” and “notes”. We will then migrate this model, create a route to…

Once in a while you come across a technology and think “Man, I wish I had learned this sooner.” I’ve spent so many hours using the wrong tools to position elements on a DOM. Looking back it felt like I was using a rock to hammer in a nail.

CSS…

They say necessity is the mother of invention. In my case, it was high power bills.

I have a bank of computer systems sitting on my desk that I use on occasion to host different web apps or to run experiments. (I mean, who doesn’t right?)

Although, they’re not particularly…

A Flatiron Student’s Guide

We learn a lot of concepts in a very short amount of time at Flatiron. Models, views, controllers, CRUD, Domain modeling, RESTful API’s, Active Record, the list goes on.

Flatiron starts students off with Rails as a backend framework since Ruby is an easy language to learn and Rails is…

A group of friends and I decided we wanted to play the lottery.

We found the closest convenience store and purchased a fistful of tickets. “If we buy more tickets, that doubles our chances to win!”

The numbers were called.

We lost.

I know… we were shocked as well.

That…

Ben Garlock

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