Learning Backend WebDev, Log #5 - Figured Out How to Focus

Hopefully, for the next couple of months at least. As amazing as Dr. Chuck and Brian Yu and Reuven Lerner are, I find myself falling asleep as I learn web development. I look at the videos, I seem to understand things, and then I zone out. A while later, 30 minutes have passed, three videos are over and I am wondering, just what the heck Dr. Chuck is on about....

June 14, 2021 · Mario Jason Braganza

Learning Backend WebDev, Log #4 - Beginning to Learn PostgreSQL

Like I mentioned the other day, Django is driving me batty! Ok, I cannot completely blame Django. A dental procedure has left me in quite a bit of pain and unable to focus. So I was wondering what else I could do, instead of Django and decided I’d learn PostgreSQL. I was tickled pink when I read that Postgres is actually Post Ingres. I am old enough to remember Ingres databases that ran on computers I supported as a junior hardware engineer in the late 90s....

June 10, 2021 · Mario Jason Braganza

Learning Backend WebDev, Log #3 - Cross Site Request Forgery

Wasn’t quite well today, so took it slow. The Problem The only thing I managed to learn was what a Cross Site Request Forgery(CSRF) is, and how Django helps protect against it. The Wikipedia page describes it in painstaking detail, and if you want it described a bit more simply, then Jesse Ruderman does an admirable job. Computerphile does an even better job. I am using this analogy in my head....

June 8, 2021 · Mario Jason Braganza

Learning Backend WebDev, Log #2

I miss writing about what I learn. So I am going to try and begin again. I was too focussed on trying to learn all the stuff as quickly as possible, so I can go job hunt. But I realise, I need to strike some sort of balance between learning slow enough, so that I can learn and document and enjoy vs going full tilt to finish up the blocks that I need....

June 7, 2021 · Mario Jason Braganza

The Long Road I took to Learn Basic Python

I have been wanting to switch careers to programming for a long time now. Just that juggling a part time job, home work, and a broken back, always kept me from somehow giving it the time, that that I needed. It has been two years now. My lowest ebb, was September last year, when I caught a really nasty bug, was laid up in bed, for nearly a month and then checked myself into a hospital because I thought I was having a heart attack....

April 29, 2020 · Mario Jason Braganza