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101 Things To Do Around Sasebo

March 14 2017

A curious thing happened at Code Club last week. Patricia gave me a list of 101 Things To Do Around Sasebo… practically daring me to make a map! So I did!

First, I did the usual GitHub geoJSON map. Lame. And then I decided to follow a tutorial on MapBox for a store locator. Not gonna lie, the JavaScript really confused me. I did not understand any of it… but my map is super cute and I love it! I was so proud of my work that I sent a link to the gentleman who actually compiled the data of 101 things. He said it was awesome. My work here is done!

I want to share it with the local spouses but I think my feelings will be hurt if someone said it was lame. Ugh. Feelings suck.

Japan Adventure App

February 01 2017

Japan Adventure App

I used a tutorial created by the Rails Girls team in Los Angeles to create an “Adventure App” for Japan. The idea is to create a bucket list of things to see and do before being sent off to the next assignment.

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Pooching the Repository Name

February 01 2017

Pooching the Repository Name

I set up a repository on GitHub for an app I was working on that would allow users to create a collective bucket list for our city. I called it “sasebo-adventures” but as I got started I realized I didn’t want to limit the list to just Sasebo.

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Connecting the Rails Girls App with Amazon S3

January 20 2017

Connecting the Rails Girls App with Amazon S3

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides storage through web services interfaces. It allows users running applications on Heroku to store and deliver images for their apps.

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App Evolution with Swift

December 30 2016

App Evolution with Swift

Learn how to make your first iOS app with Swift, and discover some of the more common pieces of the UIKit framework and how to use them with Swift.

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Code School’s Beginner’s Guide to Web Development

December 30 2016

This is a quick guide from Code School to help new users understand the basics behind web development. It starts with explaining how a website works and goes on to responsive design, CSS, and more.

Deploying Rails Girls App on Heroku

December 28 2016

Deploying Rails Girls App on Heroku

Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud. Step 4 in the Rails Girls Guide is putting the app online with Heroku. Actually, there are a few options given but I chose Heroku because one of my Code Camp Sasebo teammates recommended it.

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Hello, Osaka!

December 22 2016

Hello, Osaka!

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.

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Rails Girls App Tutorial

December 07 2016

I started working on the Rails Girls App Tutorial a couple of weeks ago. There isn’t a local team but I have hopes of one day hosting a workshop here. As I work my way through the steps, I am practicing committing changes to Git and pushing to GitHub.

Thanks to the Git Real course on Code School, I was able to create a branch for a commenting feature, commit changes, merge the branch, delete the local and remote branches, and push the updated master to GitHub. For the more experienced user, this may seem insignificant but I was incredibly giddy.

Today I installed ImageMagick to resize photos and added authentication with Devise (steps 7 and 8). I would post a screenshot of my app but I just realized I haven’t set up Craft to allow image uploads yet. Oops. Maybe next time.

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