Day 11 at MakerSquare.
Started the day with a motivational/direction-giving/advise-giving talk from a graduate of cohort #2, who two weeks out from graduating, has accepted an offer at a local company, which is sort of a big deal. The main bit of advice for us was that we should code, code, and code. And then code some more.
Lunchtime surprise: folks from Pebble came in to talk about their history, insights, and how they’re moving into the future. I’m looking forward to what they release in the way of software development tools and APIs.
Back-end: Getting into that stuff that I’ve heard about but didn’t know much about: JSON and REST. Wrote my first valid JSON, as verified by JSONLint. Puttering around with `makerblog.rb` and the CRUD abilities provided by the Unirest gem made the concept easy to grasp, at least easier than my earlier exposure to web apps through a MOOC. [Although if you want help from the gem, it’s not there - docs are available at their site.]