Tuesday, January 26, 2016

GlassFish hates me

Since November I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with my glassfish; I've updated it, I've changed the eclipse links jars, I've reinstalled everything and now I can't even get it to start. Every time I think I found someone with the same issue as me, the solution that worked for them doesn't work for me. At first I would just get a plain RuntimeException whenever I tried to make a new JDBC resouce in the console, but today booting up, it won't start at all after I installed the updater in NetBeans.

I don't really know what to do newt, I mean; I uninstalled and reinstalled everything but the JDK and JRE. I just wanna code! What is this? I'm not feeling the sysadmin in me today.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Learning through work

At my internship I'm learning a lot getting headfirst into building things in a language I've never touched before. I got to read one chapter of a book on ruby, one chapter of a book on rails and here I am now; building things completely blind. It's fun and I'm learning a lot but I do wish I at least knew the language syntax or some basics about the framework, it would make googling soo much easier.

Today I got neck deep in frontend JavaScript and I can't help but to feel relief to venture into somewhat familiar grounds again (I know JavaScript backend but not so much the frontend parts). I know frontend. Frontend is good to me. (Sorry ruby, I'm sure 'll like you more when I can understand you).

It's a joy to wake up every morning when you get to have so much fun!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Laerning is love, learning is life

The thing I like the most about learning new things is how it widens my knowledge about what i already know. It also gives me new views to bring back to my coding in my "native" language and the other ones I already know.

Today I had fun learning more about GitHub pages by learning Jekyll. I also realized there's project pages, and user pages, which makes it immensely easier to make not just one but several portfolio sites. I can tie my domain name to host my site on Github. That's a lot of fun and very useful to a poor student like me.

Next on my list: Ruby on Rails!