Week 5: Angular / React – Software Engineering Track
by Hans Hanken, Software Engineer, Talent Path
Another topic that I had a lot fun diving into was Restful APIs. in the REST architectural style, data and functionality are considered resources and are accessed using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). We created a messaging board that used Web Components, CSS and HTML on the frontend and set it up to communicate with our Node/Express server via HTTP. We learned useful methods such as “GET”, “POST”, “PUT”, “UPDATE” and “DELETE”. This way we could create and store new messages (POST), update a particular message (UPDATE) or delete any of them easily (DELETE). Quite a lot of time this week consisted of doing codealongs with the instructor, creating the message board app. Speaking of creating, that week our class was split into two teams and started working on creating our own web applications. My team and I have been working on creating a website called YaMovie, an application that helps the user select the perfect movie to watch, which I think we all know can be a huge struggle at times. Our site uses an external API of movies and connects the user to the perfect one by communicating with our amazing chatbot “Lloyd”. Users can also browse the large selection of movies on their own and add favorites to their watchlist. Checkout our work and find your next movie here.
Talent Path has helped me to not only stand out in the job market, but has also given experience that other junior programmers might not have coming out of college/university. These past few months, I’ve grown immensely, both technically, as a person, leader and team player. I feel more confident, and able to tackle any problem that comes my way. Talent Path has inspired me to always keep learning and educating myself. Education is not just four years of school and then you’re set. It is a whole life of teaching yourself in a variety of ways. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can always keep growing your knowledge. If you put in the work and keep at it, you will find yourself where you want to be in your career before you know it. If you are looking to make a career in technology I can highly advice taking a look at Talent Path.
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