OMG, did we just finish the meat of the instructions for App Academy? Oh boy, it is legit. We just grew half of our wings (the other half will grow after the final project) - which means, we can technically develop anything that we could dream of, sweet!
Well, after hacking out a site (Startup Discovery) to compare site traffic for startups vs the time when they get funding, Sophy and I hacked up a Chat App using node and socket.io - it was amazing.
First and foremost, thank you CJ and Jeff (awesome TAs). We could not have done this without their guidance and Sophy’s awesome pair programming skills and design eye. Check this out:
Check out our codebase: S&A Chat App
Quite honestly, for the past 8 weeks, there were rough days and time when I felt like the dumbest person in class but this group of amazing people never fail to help me learn and feel awesome at the end of the day. I’ve learned in the past the true friends are made when you go through tough and intense situations & this bootcamp is no different. It is a pleasure getting to know everyone in this cohort & most importantly, build long lasting friendships.
Now that I finally understand what node.js is capable of, I’ll dive into Express.js one day to build my internal chatting system that can be attached to any app (primarily rails).
Tomorrow will be the start of final projects. I’ll be recreating Alistpress, a failed startup/project that I cofounded 2 years ago. It will be different this time because I am building it & am motivated to push it to completion as I am the app’s customer. To learn more about Alistpress, stay tuned, it will be awesome :)