DONE: Hours trying to debug my microblog tutorial that has hit a brick wall whilst implementing a blog post search. The problem is twofold; the tutorial is two years old and relies on a number of libraries that have subsequently move forward full and dot releases; implementation of the search doesn’t seem to have points of validation where I can check incrementally, it’s all or nothing over several modules and the elasticsearch service. I’ve resorted to diff checking the code with the tutorial and it’s seems to match so can only conclude a library error, so more research needed.
Started learning Java! It’s been on my list for ages as a mental barrier (it was the first language I attempted years ago and scared me off programming for a long time) and career necessity in my field (Java and C# are almost always asked for in FinServices in UK). Early days but after the Python study it’s going swimmingly.
BLOCKERS: - sorting this tutorial. It’s a battle of principle now to finish it and get it deployed on heroku.
Lots of running after 4 weeks of Achilles sprain. I have my first entry level Ultramarathon (50km) in 4 weeks. And I really love running so it’s becoming a priority.
GOALS: Adapt a zen-like approach to XTrainer and coding. When I hit a mental block: 30 mins on XTrainer to reset thinking patterns.
I am currently working on: Python Microblog & Java
I am struggling with understanding … The ‘int is non-subscribable’ bug I’m blocked by.
I am finally understanding … simple Java
I have work to show at … GitHub