Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday fun

I've been visiting the family over christmas and it's been fun, but fairly unproductive coding-wise.

But I've made 3 drafts for the design of the webshop, so I've got that thing going for me which is nice. I'm also trying to read up on the new design principles. It's going so-so. I'm not quite the fan of the style, but I'd make it work.

So I can finally get to the coding of the front end, so that's out of the way.

Also, new year... hmm...

I guess my New Years resolution will be to code a lot and exercise when I can, for health.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Awwwyiss mo-fo tomcat!

So today we had a little meeting in class about the dismay a lot of us in the class have had with our new teacher. It was decided that we would get down an dirty with the code and start from the very beginning with how to run a tomcat server, setting up CATALINA_HOME and making a little servlet which we placed on the server.

And thanks to the lovely peeps in Java on SO I now know how to put the website on there too. Now I actually have the tools to start working and playing around for real

And all I can say is YAY! Finally! :D :D

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Java frameworks

Pretty much sums up how I feel after today's class in working with RESTful API in Spring.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


In this house not only am I the only one who programs in java, I am the one who opens the jars.

Suitable job for the programmer, eh? Eh?

That is all.

Calling it a day

I think I've done kinda well so far, and I'm gonna call it a day with web-coding now. the current result:

Not too bad comparing to my draft, eh?

There are a few things I need to fix for putting the content in there, but the basic design is laid out at least.

Coding websites

So I'm having the astronomic fun of coding a website now so that I can apply some JavaScript on it. It's good practice; it's been a while since I last made one and there are so many things I forgot how to do.

My idea was to make something kinda like this:
But we'll see how it ends up.

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Got my grade for the JavaFX course now, and I am happy to reveal that I got the highest grade!

And my other little JavaFX project is comming along just fine now, thanks to the people at the StackOverflow chat. I love having people to talk code with. I can't wait until I get good enough to help them back or pay it forward to other newbs.

Life is good in other words. I began coding on a new site for my current class, so I got that going for me which is nice.

Happy coding everyone!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

And it feels awesome again!

Having people to talk to really is amazing. Got pretty much everything solved now, and my "old" project got a facelift and is starting to look really good! Yatta!

I've gone from "I don't even know what I don't know" to "I can't wait until I wake up again so that I can continue coding!" since the last entry. Now it feels like it should feel! Coding is fun!

I've been up for  18h now so I suppose it's bedtime, but I don't want to sleep.

I'm sorry new teacher, but coding this is more important than going through HTML and CSS which I already know. I got so engrossed in this that I forgot that it was the night to thursday. I promise I'll be on time and alert on tuesday!

Good night/morning!

So many buggs it's almost not fun any more

Today I've spent so much time trying to figure out what is wrong with NetBeans that it's almost not fun to code any more. At first I though it was something wrong with my code, then I noticed it works if I commit it to my repository and download it on my other computer. Eventually though I found that if I clean the project after any JavaFX changes it will run.

The frustrations I've had today has been to the point of me making new projects with profanities as the naming princip as I was re-writing the apps to see what I did wrong. At least I'll sleep well tonight...

And then I gave up on my original project and made another one instead. I dunno what my teacher will think of it so I will probably keep trying on my old one a little bit more.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I've had it with these mo-fo birds on this mo-fo train

Hey POM-file what are you doing?
I dunno, Maven stuff I guess.

I'm working on my JavaFX project and it's going so-so. I want to abandon ship but I put down so much work on it already that I A) don't want to abandon ship and B) Fear it will take me just as long on a new project, and it's already overdue.

What else? Well today was the first class of the new course and I celebrated that by being stuck on a train for two hours and thirty minutes. The train ahead of mine hit a bird, but they treated it as if it had hit a person (which is also what they told us had happened).

Time to whip out my webdesign knowledge in this course.