Danger to Manifold

While learning the pseudoclassical pattern in JavaScript at Hack Reactor, I discovered that there seems to be some confusion about the "best" way to achieve it. This is compounded by changing language standards over the years and the mounds of incorrect or outdated information out on the web. As you'll see, getting inheritance to work correctly is actually not as daunting as it seems. Let's explore this pattern by implementing some of the utensil family tree: Here we go. // This is our base Utensil class var Utensil = function() { // It has a few properties this.madeOf = "metal"; this.purpose = "eating"; this.…

This post is a continuation of my series on choosing a programming bootcamp. You can read part 2 here. Hack Reactor If you were following along from the previous two posts, you've gathered that I had 7 days to respond to App Academy's offer, which meant that that was all the time I had to apply to Hack Reactor. To make my odds worse, while I had spent the last 3 or so months studying Ruby, I had no previous JavaScript experience. I decided I'd spend the weekend learning the basics of JS and give it my best shot. Thankfully,…

This post is a continuation of my series on choosing a programming bootcamp. You can read part 1 here. App Academy I should make one thing clear that ended up being pivotal in my decision process. I didn't know just how much I would end up paying for the program. Obviously, I knew that the main selling point is that AA doesn't take a regular tuition, but rather, 18% of your first year salary. However, there is a second, lesser-known option. You see, should you happen to found your own startup, or end up with ownership of a company, you…

When I first started writing this post, I thought I'd put together a short story of how I applied to two of the leading programming bootcamps, my experience with their interviews, and how I made the final decision. Since then, it's evolved into somewhat of a behemoth, so I've decided to publish a 3-post series instead. If you're only interested in App Academy or Hack Reactor, feel free to skip ahead to the relevant post. Otherwise, read on! Tale of the tape App Academy Hack Reactor Tuition 18% or $18,000 $17,780 Language Ruby on Rails JS & frameworks Duration…

Phew. It has been a while since I've done this. Thankfully, with my Xanga long grazing on greener pastures, any evidence of my past blogging efforts is gone. That's probably for the best... Without any further ado, I present: Danger to Manifold, a blog which will detail one coder's experience with Hack Reactor, a programming bootcamp, along with miscellaneous other musings. There's a lot of work to be done, but I plan to dedicate some time to refining the look of D2M, adding some SEO optimizations, a few fancy bits (syntax highlighting comes to mind), and putting up a few…