About six years ago, this blog served as a voice for my growth into a full-stack engineer. It was a candid picture of what I did on my own, and professionally, on the way to becoming a senior engineer. Two years ago it went silent. Not because the learning came to an end, but because I was fully engrossed in a position I loved. Although I am still happily employed, my love of learning hasn’t stopped. So, I have decided to dust this off, along with a revamped portfolio, to demonstrate what I’ve learned in this time away, and what I plan to do next. Opportunities for growth and learning never end. You just have to be open and motivated to do the work.Read More
In preparation for building a RESTful API for my fitness app (and other on-the-job projects), I recently read Lorna Jane Mitchell’s book “PHP Web Services: APIs for the Modern Web“. It was fantastic and everything one could hope for in a technical read. It covered a wide range of topics, and yet each was in just enough detail that I could create working samples of my own.
And the winner is… A2 Hosting! (I thought I’d go all Tarrentino on you and start with the ending)
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