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Heroku Deployment of a Flask App (No Database) Without Leaking Secret API Keys

07 November, 2018

The previous post discussed about the Flask app I created using the Austin, TX Open Data Portal. To deploy the app on Heroku without leaking…

Creating a Flask Web App that Scrapes Data from Austin's Open Data Portal

06 November, 2018

Before my foray into JavaScript and React, I used to code in Python. Along the way, I learned about Flask , a microframework for Python…

Checking If the Decimal Integer is a Palindrome

01 November, 2018

Write a program which determines if the decimal representation of an integer is a palindromic string. For example, your program should…

Reverse Digits

01 November, 2018

The following is a practice interview question taken out of the book, “Elements of Programming Interviews in Python” . Write a program…

Getting Started with React Native

12 October, 2018

I finally tried to get started on learning React Native. Having Node.js already installed in my computer, it was not a problem. I just…

Review of Basic DOM Manipulations

10 October, 2018

Just putting some notes on some practices on DOM manipulation. This involves using the browser developer tools. In the case of Chrome, it…

Quitting Facebook

07 October, 2018

unsplash-logo Glen Carrie It has been a roughly a week since I deleted my Facebook account. (So I still have a week to go before it is…

Exploratory Analysis of the Nobel Laureates Dataset

18 September, 2018

This is fun project on data analysis I did a few years ago on data on Nobel Laureates I found in Kaggle.com. The data had 969 entries giving…

Exploratory Analysis of Wine Quality Data Set Using R

15 September, 2018

My first foray in coding was brought by my interest in data science. At that time, I thought my background was good enough to transition…

Colorado 2018 with Pogi

13 September, 2018

Almost every year, my family and I make it a point to take a vacation in Colorado, my husband’s favorite state (and now mine, too). We drove…

Resolving a CORS Error in HTTP Calls Using Request

21 August, 2018

Back in June, I participated in a hackathon called ATXHack4Change and got involved with a group that aims to raise awareness for air quality…

Adapting Gatsby

17 August, 2018

Been tinkering with Gatsby for a week now. Gatsby is a static site generator built using React. If you have a background in React like me…

CSS Layout and Flexbox Exercise

13 August, 2018

I just went through an exercise from my past on flexbox and CSS . I thought it would be a good review for me to write about it here so I…

Jupyter Notebooks with Python and JavaScript

06 August, 2018

For me, Jupyter Notebook is a great tool for studying. It lets me run snippets of code and add notes about the code. Right now, I use it…

I Went to a Coding Bootcamp

10 June, 2018

I did go to a coding bootcamp. I finished it and still not sure if this increased my confidence. I still need more practice interviewing…

Creating a Disappearing React Component Upon User Inactivity

29 May, 2018

For our capstone project at Fullstack Academy , my group created an app we called “MyFlix” that is a clone of Plex , a media server app…

Event Emitters

25 March, 2018

I find the concept of event emitters a litle confusing, even though it sounds simple. A month after starting my web development bootcamp, I…

Deploying a Flask App Using Lightsail on Amazon Web Services

13 October, 2017

I’ve previously deployed an app using Heroku. Recently, I tried using AWS to deploy a Flask app and found Lightsail (there is a $5-fee and…

Creating a 3D Plot Using Python

12 August, 2017

One of my papers back when I was a teaching postdoc (research educator) for Freshman Research Initiative at UT Austin was on the…

Tic-tac-toe Game Using NumPy

07 August, 2017

NumPy is a Python module that allows for vectorized operations on arrays of data. For example, to add, say 1 to each of the elements of a…