It’s better to burn out than to fade away.

As I type this blog post, I’m coming to the end of my coding bootcamp at the Flatiron School. While being one of my favorite educational experiences I’ve had so far in life, and being able to meet amazing instructors and other coders in my cohort. I would be lying if I didn’t say theyre weren’t times I was completely over it. From failing a code challenge, running into issues when making projects, working for hours on a bug only for it to be replaced by another once crushed, and the…

From someone with a visual disability

Person’s face with hands covering their eyes
Person’s face with hands covering their eyes
Photo by Taras Chernus on Unsplash

Coding is a unique line of work when you look at its capability for inclusion.

Not only can it help make the digital world and all our ever-increasing interactions with it more accessible and enjoyable to those with disabilities, but it also allows those with a wide variety of disabilities a means of work and independence. Within your own coding, there are good practices you can establish that build on these strengths coding has, making your code better suited for the users interacting with your app/website/etc. …

Rails API Backend:HTML/CSS/JS Front End

Welcome, weary traveler. If your journey of learning how to use Spotify’s API in your app was anything like mine, this is probably not the first medium article you’re reading on your quest. Hopefully for some of you this will be the last stop of your search, and the beginning of your exploration. While Spotify’s API has a steep learning curve, once you get your foot in the door, the possibilities are numerous.

First Step- Registering your App

Above is a flow-chart of Spotify’s authentication process, a.k.a. your yellow brick road(including some flying monkeys). The very first thing you need to do is create and…

Everyone knows the saying, “Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?” No group of people does this motto better apply to than programmers, it’s a big part of our work. While condensing code is important to our work, as it increases readability and allows other developers to understand what our code should be doing.

Keyboard shortcuts help us accomplish the smaller mundane tasks of coding in a way that makes it second nature, rather than constant little tasks that serve to interrupt your workflow.

Nick Repasy

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