web development

Mocking API's in Golang... for fun AND profit!

Software development in 2016 is a crazy complex process. Modern applications are increasingly distributed, regularly requiring access to an array of systems controlled by 3rd, 4th and 5th parties. So what happens when we are building the next killer-app-uber-disrupting-unicorn and the API that we NEED to access goes down?

Slam our Macbooks shut, whine about up-time and go home?
Consume our body weight in caffeine in preparation for the glorious return of the API?
Sit quietly and wait for morning to come?

Toadcast 031

Sometimes a project launches late....

Back in November of 2014, I was joined by Developer Kelly Cunningham. We did a short interview on his most recent project Tunespring.com, his start in Drupal, and tech he is excited about. 

Check out the Podcast on iTunes !

If there are any questions you'd like to hear answered in our developer profile todcasts, comment below and we will add it to the show.

 

Second Class of MTU


If you missed our first class, you can read up and watch the video here.

We completed the second class of Metal Toad University last Thursday. It focused on tools that we'll use to create sites including text editors and graphics programs, and then we went down a list of HTML elements and talked about each one. Well, most of them. We skipped the blink tag and a few others.

A Short List of Handy Web/Mobile Debugging Tools

I recently helped a friend with a couple bugs they were fixing on a mobile site, and suddenly realized that there is a good basic list of tools that folks should have in their frontend dev kit. Robbie wrote a little while ago about some of the front end (CSS/CSS3) tools he uses, so I thought I'd add to the list, and lean a bit more toward debugging.

How To Find A Web Development Job After (Or Before) Graduation

Five years ago I decided to make a 180 degree career turn and become a web devloper. At the time I was pretty good at using computers, but I had no programming experience aside from a few vague memories of typing in DOS statements in middle school. I still remember asking the web devloper in our office what CSS was and nodding along as if I understood the answer.