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Back at it – Can you say Full Stack Web Development?

Admist a flurry of finishing up final year of my computing degree and that oft unforeseen but ever present pummelling that life likes to give when you least expect it, I am completely drained – mentally, physically, intellectually and emotionally – in all sorts and manners. Add to which I LOVE to put my fingers in more pies than I have fingers and over extend myself. A figurative fly that built its own reticular web onto which it has entangled itself – ahhh so relaxing. So there you have a quick glimpse of my overall state.

One of the main things I’m focusing on at the moment:
Full-Stack Web Development Mini-Degree from Zenva

I’m going through the paces of HTML/CSS/Bootstrap what have you. It does give a fair bit of exposure around the basics, and builds something practical which you can use to salvage parts from later. The responsive web design part left a bit wanting, but, at this stage i’m going to reserve judgement till I’ve completed more parts of the course.

These are the courses as part of the program

  • Learn HTML and CSS by creating a responsive company website
  • The Complete Responsive Web Design Course
  • Intro to Bootstrap
  • The Complete Guide to Bootstrap 4
  • JavaScript Programming – Learn by Making a Mobile Game
  • Create Interactive Pages with JavaScript and the DOM API
  • Build JavaScript Applications with Vue.js
  • Discover jQuery – Create Interactive Websites
  • Reponsive Admin Pages with Semantic UI
  • Node.js for Beginners – Create Server-Side Apps with JavaScript
  • Modern JavaScript – From ES6 to ES9
  • Express for Beginners
  • MongoDB for Beginners
  • Server-Side Rendered Webapps with Node.js, Express and MongoDB
  • Create REST APIs with Express and MongoDB
  • Build Web Applications with React
  • Intro to Next.js
  • Project-Based Next.js – Games Website
  • Intermediate React and Redux
  • Introduction to GraphQL
  • TypeScript for Beginners
  • Learn Angular by Creating a Web Application
  • Git and Github – Version Control and Collaboration
  • AWS Deployment for Node.js Applications
  • Azure Deployment for Node.js Applications

Quite the set of tutorials. However I’m just aching to get back into JavaScript. So while I’m currently at the beginning levels and won’t be jumping in some juicy JS as soon as I’d like, I’ve decided to take up one of my old projects, Simple Luas App [Repo], and rebuild it using a framework. Thinking React because why not.

I know there’s some redesign, structural changes and additions I need to do to the site, but hey this sounds like more fun. So stay tuned for that and till then auf wiedersehen.

Site is back up!

It’s only been a month, and few days since the last post. In a bit to prevent spam comments on the site I installed akismet. However that resulted in the site breaking and me left with a 500 server error with not a clue what the hey was going on.

Brown rolled hay

After finally fixing the issue and being able to access the site, the spam comments seemed to be getting worse – roughly 2-3 almost every 5 minutes. So had to re-break the site and leave it hanging with a 500 error.

Fast forward to today, finally got the site back online, spam control installed and functional AND also got the child theme back up :D.

First order of business is light clean up of posts and refresh images and links. Other tasks to follow:

  • Update change log
  • Extend child theme
  • Build extra sites to focus on non javascript topics

That’s it for now. Stay tuned.

Happy Third Anniversary JavaScript Unscripted!

I missed making an entry on the anniversary itself as I was pretty much flying for nearly 14 hours yesterday (2nd Feb) not counting boarding, transit and the other pointless rigmarole. But here we are, third year:

  • Domain and hosting has been brought under one roof
  • Multi-site WordPress installed
  • Custom theme still to be imported

One thing I’ve noticed moving is that I have nearly 2000 spam comments. Not certain if Bluehost’s proprietary WordPress setup contained anti spam controls or what not. Also all my media files are AWOL as well.

That will next on the agenda with with either a sub-site or another WordPress site for all the other development topics I’ve been itching to explore and write about.

ut that will next on the agenda with with either a sub-site or another WordPress site for all the other development topics I’ve been itching to explore and write about.

New Year, New Host!

Betwixt the many moorings of life’s business, JavaScript Unscripted has moved hosts – now both and are under the same registrar – NameCheap.

I just managed to import all posts from the previous wordpress blog and nearly had a conniption, as subdued as my demeanor allows. Yes, quite. So between reinvigorating this blog and other much needed maintenance – key being bringing my custom theme back – stay tuned!