My transition from Python to JavaScript

Recently, I’ve been very Python focused, from writing automated tests in Python for Mozilla, to writing web applications like Terml.io and Pattr using Flask, a Python web development framework. It’s safe to say I’m no stranger to Python or its development kits. In fact, there’s a plethora of projects I’d like to get started on that would be simple for me to do in Python.

However, I began to think about my skill set as a whole, examining the projects I’ve worked on and the projects that I would like to work on. With various internships opening and opportunities arising around me, I’ve begun to think its time to branch out and strengthen my JavaScript skills. Now, I’m proficient in JavaScript, don’t get me wrong. I’m confident in my abilities to pass a technical interview and do some cool stuff with it, but I’m nowhere near the level I am in Python.

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My transition from Python to JavaScript

Introducing Pattr 1.0, Truly Instant Private Messaging

In partnership with Alex Meza, he and I are launching a web application, Pattr, a disposable chat room service intent on privacy and security. It’s easy to start a chat, and we never store messages on our servers.

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Introducing Pattr 1.0, Truly Instant Private Messaging

Ads suck, but the RevenueHits service has an interesting model

Ads suck. We know that. The rise of Ad Blockers and companies moving towards an ad-free platform are on the rise, and it comes as no surprise. Consumers hate ads. Even commercials are annoying — annoying enough to encourage them to record the episodes and fast forward, or pay for a service like Netflix, and this is exactly the benefit of using ads as a service provider. While people hate ads, you are able to increase premium subscriptions and get them to buy into anything to remove the ads, given the ads aren’t too annoying they drive away traffic.

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Ads suck, but the RevenueHits service has an interesting model

The rest of my summer will be like a horse race

This coming week I’m traveling to Whister, British Columbia for a Mozilla event. The week after that I’m going on a cruise to Alaska with my family. Then I’m off to drumline camp at my school, followed by the start of full marching band camp. Combined with volunteering at Mozilla and completing summer projects, my free time is dwindling fast, and inversely, my stress levels are rising. The simple solution is to do less things, which is why (after being coerced by my parents), I will be halting development on Terml.io for a little over a month, and it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

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The rest of my summer will be like a horse race

The power of automation in web development and QA

As many of my readers know, I have a webdev project, Terml.io. Last night, I had my first big launch, besides the first release, and introduced some new features, like a redesign and Premium Accounts. Since these were major features that had the potential to bring down the site, or not work properly for our launch, I compiled a list of features that had to work before we shipped.

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The power of automation in web development and QA

First Release of Terml.io

Today, Terml.io was released, which was a huge milestone for me in my development career. Never before have I programmed something so large scale where I had to keep track of what I was developing, when I was going to push it, and finally when I release it to the public. I’m especially excited for this release because I believe that this service will help thousands of students everywhere with their education, helping them create quality definitions.

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First Release of Terml.io