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Below is a collection of some of my most recent articles. Have a topic you want me to write about? Send me a message or tweet at me, @kevinguebert. Otherwise I hope you find something useful here.
This past week while integrating Zapier and Webflow, I became surprised to learn that updating reference and multi-reference fields did not work right out of the box. After spending more time than I wanted on it, I was able to make it work for both single reference and multi-reference. This post is only about multi-reference as single-reference is actually "easier."
The Product Hunt Maker's Festival 2019 No-Code edition was a blast to work on a a great challenge to all makers.
Let me preface this by saying I am not a designer, I am a developer at heart. My "design process" is usually taking Bootstrap or Foundation and applying it to my latest project to get a pretty basic design.
A couple months ago, Harvy launched to the world after spending a couple weeks as a prototype and a very simple minimal viable product. After the launch, there was a little fanfare with some small bursts in traffic that helped validate the idea enough for me to continue working on development.
When you are deep into a workout, whether it is your final half mile of a run, last repetition of your squat, or last minute of your AMRAP, what pushes you to finish? What is it that you dig into to keep you going?
Hopefully by now you've had the chance to Meet Harvy. In its very starter and simple phase, Harvy uses your songs in your playlists to determine the playlist for you. There are some pros and cons to this approach:
For the past 2 years, I've been struggling with a fairly simple problem. Whenever I would get ready to run a race, whether it is a 5k or a marathon, I would also frantically struggle at the end crafting the perfect playlist. I wanted a playlist that fit parameters for that race - a 5k is quick, short, and needs to be pumpup music the whole way while a marathon is a long haul, and you need more a variety to sustain you.
A quick way to find out the BPM of any song you like - utilizing Spotify's API.
Well, I am proud to say that I have officially completed the Python for Everybody course this past weekend, and, if you want to learn how to program, I would highly recommend taking this class. The videos are broken up into manageable chunks, the lessons aren't too long, and Chuck Severance goes through all the topics extremely well. If you take an hour out of your day to go through a lesson or two, you would be up and running in no time.
Post inspired from: Design It! From Programmer to Software Architect by Michael Keeling.
Mnemonic: a device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations that assists in remembering something.
My list of "things I need to learn" in the world of programming is growing every day. Most recently, while working on a side project, I have fallen into the hole of poor application architecture and design. Why did this happen?
What is the difference between working for a company and owning a company with employees? What is the difference between a snowboarding going to the Olympics and an amateur riding in the terrain park?
We've all heard of SMART Goals - Specific Measureable Achievable Realistic and Timeline. I think I recall first hearing about them when I was in school.
Is that not something all of us want to see when applying for jobs? Unlimited Vacation Days - it sure does sound perfect. But what if I told you that oftentimes that in the companies that implement the unlimited vacation day policy, employees actually take less vacation time. Sounds impossible right? How could that be?
Explore/Exploit: In the explore phase, we gather all the information, and the exploit phase is using that information you have to make the best decision.
"You set a predetermined amount of time for 'looking' - that is, exploring your options, gathering data - in which you categorically don't choose anyone, no matter how impressive. After that point, you enter the 'leap' phase, prepared to instantly commit to anyone who outshines the best applicant you saw in the look phase."
However the problem is that the ads do not populate on first page load. They have to send a request to get the ads and populate them. So, this means for Behat, it is not waiting for those ads to load
In today's tutorial we are going to set up a very basic Amazon Alexa Skill that uses Python, specifically a package called Flask-Ask. Today's sample data may seem a bit controversial and political - but it is an interesting set of data and one that could be extended much further than what we are doing today.
Want to learn how to use MySQL? This post will share how to get started with the basics!