I'm going to be honest upfront, Challenge 4 of our coding challenge feels, well, less than challenge 3. I thoroughly enjoyed the 3rd challenge, so this was a little bit of a letdown. We went from making a search tool against Star Wars movie scripts to a URL shortener. Right? Not as much fun, but... Continue Reading →
Challenge #3 – These are not the droids we’re looking for.
I'm pretty excited about challenge 3 of our coding challenge. It let me geek out in two ways: Star Wars! We are creating a basic search tool to search the movie scripts. #ThisIsTheWay I've been on a project for the last few years creating an intelligent enterprise search tool for a client. Much of what... Continue Reading →
Challenge #2 – Staying focused with a tomato
Here we go with challenge 2 of our little coding challenge! What's with the tomato? Well, this challenge was to make a pomodoro timer, check this out: Our second challenge gets more tangy! We'll be building a Pomodoro timer. To provide some background, the Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in... Continue Reading →
Challenge #1 – A Calculator, a RESTful man, and a Springy Boot walk into a bar…
Ha, that's all I got. As I mentioned earlier, I'm going through a fun little coding challenge with my team at Slalom. Our first challenge is to create a calculator. Since I'm learning Spring Boot and specifically creating REST APIs, I get to create this calculator as an API... But first, the requirements, here's what... Continue Reading →
I’ll be Learning Java Spring Boot through a Coding Challenge, join me!
I enjoyed the Advent of Code this past December, a lot, especially since I was doing it with some of my teammates. There were some great lessons learned, and who doesn't love to learn? We were discussing the benefits of a coding challenge like this and decided to think up our own! Our coding challenge... Continue Reading →