The Journey of #100DaysOfCode (@JasonNutt14)

Oh my gosh! I have built some of these games following Ania! Wow! Thanks so much for reminding me to revisit this series. I’m going to start one of the ones I missed right now for part of my 100 days hour. Thanks again @henna.s !

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#100DaysOfCode D-14 I had to stop with $bucketAuto, it was hurting my brain a little. But that IS why I love coding, if something is frustrating me, there is always something I can switch over to that I know I liked doing in the past and come back to the hard stuff when my head is in the right place for deep learning. Practicing javascript is practicing javascript no matter if I’m making games with Ania Kubow or not. $bucketAuto stage, you can wait until tomorrow, I promise to ask questions. But for tonight, I wanted to post this before I put some stank on this old space invaders and try to make one of the games that I missed in her series. I think it will be fun! Cheers to all! :call_me_hand: :love_you_gesture:

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#100DaysOfCode D-15
I really am excited and happy to have passed this course! :green_book: I am not as excited that I do realize I definitely need to re-iterate though some of the material, that I have 11 tabs worth of documentation to read over and really get deeper with things and think about how to utilize the concepts I’ve learned… But that’s getting way ahead of myself, who just got done with a major milestone with this aggregation class graduation. It feels good. I hope everyone is doing well today. Happy learning and growing.

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#100DaysOfCode D-16

This is a video demo of a project that I am working on that uses a MongoDB Atlas collection and serverless functions that call my Characters :man_beard: :woman_beard: from the frontend that I built using React and Tailwind.css for consistent styling throughout. I just wanted to see if the things I learned from building the E-Commerce tech store with MongoDB in the series Jumpstart series 2021 with Jesse Hall, were solid :ok_man:and re-usable. I feel I have grown :potted_plant: through this attempted re-creation and have a lot more coming because of the excitement I have to get this turned into something special. I also passed another course in MongoDB University yesterday and dug this back out to celebrate. This is my favorite project as it combines the most relevant skills that I have so far and some that I need to better understand in order to complete the project’s vision ( My idea lol) In the end, It hopes to be able to Create :building_construction:new Characters and insert :sewing_needle: them into the collection, Read :eyeglasses: and Update existing Characters and delete characters if necessary but only if the user is authorized to do so, which means it will also have authentication enabled and differing levels of authorization :policeman: :policewoman: :woman_judge: :judge::police_car: as well…Wish me luck, and prayers are welcome too!! God bless y’all

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#100DaysOfCode D-17 I literally snuck this hour in between and after jobs today. 30 minutes in between one to the other and 30 just now after work. This is one of the many benefits of being accountable by doing the challenge. So, it’s a good thing. Today I learned a bit more about Creating the first User and authentication and tomorrow will learn more but for tonight, I’m glad to be committed again. Keep it up everybody. We’re getting somewhere.

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Hello @Jason_Nutt

Its soo great to see you are progressing so well :star_struck:

Can I give you a suggestion that hopefully can help reach more audience and connect you with them :smiley: Would you be comfortable adding your voice to your videos in place of the :musical_note: notes :slight_smile:

Perhaps you can explain how you implemented the feature?

I hope you get excited about it as much I am :smiley:

Cheers, :performing_arts:

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Thanks @henna.s ! That’s a great idea. I’ve been thinking about doing something like that but have been worried about it being boring and also the annoying clacking sound of my keyboard. But I think I will take your advice and work on something with an explanation of what’s happening and what went into building it. :vulcan_salute:Thanks again for the suggestion. :100:

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#100DaysOfCode D-18 Thanks to @henna.s I was incentivised to really put on my thinking cap & start recording from the very start, a re-iteration of the Character Creator application I have been working on. I have been wanting to build it from the ground up :palm_tree: again anyways and this is as good an opportunity as any. Something like this (for me) will take many days, takes and hours to complete or even get enough to have a few good minutes of footage but I really want to step out and show the work I have been putting into all of this. So, Going into the night strong with high hopes that I will have something worthwhile to publish in just a short time. Fortunately, I kept all of the project management boards that I documented the steps with when I re-made it the first time.

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#100DaysOfCode D-19 I spent the couple hours today recording the process of modeling my Character data before inserting them into my db from the shell. This is a new way for me so it’s very exciting to learn. I used the teachings of @Jesse_Hall in his Jesse’s Crash Course to help me along and just kind of changed the keys and values to fit my needs. Working hard on learning more and more. I wish I had more time to spend on it. But at any rate, I did some coding and possibly growing today and also I worked on something fun. Hope everyone keeps at it.

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#100DaysOfCode D-20 Inserting Data
This picks up right after I have clicked build a database in Atlas, chose the shared cluster, because it’s free and great for small projects and testing environments, Then I chose the cloud provider and region where I wanted my cluster to be hosted ( I chose AWS and N.Virgina ( us-east ) ). Finally, I changed my cluster name to my preferred name and hit create cluster button…Out of the box Atlas is completely locked down so, I needed to enable access by clicking on the left side menu “Database access”, then I created a new user with password authentication. I chose a new username and password and allowed the new user to read/write any database… then I added the IP address of the machine that I will be using to access it from. And now it’s time to CONNECT!!! …In this video I connect to my database using the Mongo Shell.
I did that by going to “Connect” in the Atlas dashboard → selected Connect with mongodb shell, then I copied the connection string that you see me paste into the VSCode git bash terminal.

In this short video I am learning the way to insert data into my Atlas cluster from the mongo shell. As this is being processed I am writing out the JSON objects that will make up my character documents in the creator collection that I will then insert from here. This seems like it will make life easier than trying to edit the data directly from the Cluster. Now, I think I just need to open up any old folder and make a .json file and write it out and copy and paste just like I did with Jessie’s json formatted posts data. I am really trying to figure things out but am lacking on time and tutelage(if that is even a word lol). Just want to get better at programming and build something that shows what I’ve learned and have fun. So, I am already successful at portions of this. Back at it. Small steps to victory. I will be adding voice over as soon as I start inserting the character data, for now it will just be music to avoid hearing the clacking and cursing lol. #learning

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Hello @Jason_Nutt ,

I am soo happy you liked the idea … :star_struck: :handshake:

I can absolutely understand your worry, so let’s try to trick the brain :wink: maybe try it as a way of sharing your experience in voice on how you created the project… If you are more comfortable writing, you could write about what you have learned.

A great step by step write-up on Character Creator application would be awesome… :heart_eyes: or if you are more comfortable with videos, you may not need to do a big video at once… you can easily divide them in parts…:smiley:

I will share one secret :wink: I recorded my first video 7 times before I actually published :joy: so you can always record yourself… If you use zoom for recording, perhaps try krisp :smiley: for noise cancellation.

Other alternative is you could add text to your video to explain things or share your MongoDB blog post in your you tube channel :wink:

Either way, Keep Rocking! :sparkles:

Cheers, :performing_arts:

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#100DaysOfCode D-21
Just don’t have to much left in the tank tonight. But one hour is not that long to ask of myself. I did some brainstorming & white boarded out some project visions I’m contemplating & trying to break down into small digestible steps. And messed @ inside the shell to try and gain some better understanding of the possibilities for future ideas & projects I may work on. No mas tonight, tomorrow should be a more productive day with more rested brain. Good evening!

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#100DaysOfCode D-22
Today as I am going back through the Jumpstart series with Jesse Hall in order to remember just how we made our E-store, because that is the exact model I used to try and start my Character Creator/ Selector. I had forgotten that we even used Realm and today was so exciting to me to go back through and see how powerful Realm & serverless functions can be & I am excited to try and discover different ways that they can be utilized. I just recorded me going back through the project and investigating what I had actually written in order to get the Characters from my Atlas cluster and just kind of re-establishing a firm grasp on what exactly it was that went into this functionality. This is big for me to really be taking this time to go back through & see some of the knowledge gaps and things I missed the first & second time I went through building out this thing. So, I’m adding a few more Characters either tonight or tomorrow, talked to my brother about possibly providing me with some better Illustrations for the character images and then I am going to start thinking about how I would implement a feature that could get a blank character template and allow the user to choose the name and fill out the other info as they chose and have a bunch of choices for their character’s appearance with a collection full of images or something like that. It is in the ideas phase. But re-iterating through this project is very fun and is teaching me things I missed last time.

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#100DaysOfCode D-23 I was so happy that I finally got my character document written out correctly and sent to the app from the shell I did a little dance & played with some old Gsap animation projects afterwards and revisited my favorite javascript animation library so far. I’ll keep y’all updated. My GSAP3 animations

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#100DaysOfCode D-24
The last time I was going to start this course I ran into this problem and I just want to understand how to get started and what concept I am not understanding in order to proceed…here is what I thought I needed to do and the result. Going to watch a lecture in the upcoming courses and keep pushing into learning other aspects of MongoDB. Config file and mongod still kind of my nemesis but I am not turning back. Once the barrier is broken I am sure their is treasures galore on the other side. #LearingToGrowThruPain and communication…
Here is what I tried, among many other things

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#100DaysOfCode D-25 So, since I was having a bit of trouble with the config lab, I went ahead and started learning more about authentication & authorization in M150. I am currently 44 % of the way through the course & I think I even learned a thing or two. We shall see how they translate into actual ability to build anything but at any rate, I do enjoy it when I am able to pass the labs and make progress. Here is to putting in the work. God bless y’all. Tired as heck, turning it in for the night.

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:tada: Excellent coding streak @Jason_Nutt You’ve just earned the Committed Coder badge (which you can also use as a title in the forum):

Committed Coder

Participate in #100DaysOfCode challenge and share your daily learnings for 25 consecutive days.

Regards,
Stennie

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#100DaysOfCode D-26 My mflix app is all setup for the course. This took way more effort than expected but it was soooo rewarding to get the .env file setup up & the project configured correctly and FINALLY pass the unit tests that gave the validation… : so on into this course. I believe it is the course I have dreamed of getting to. M220 MongoDB for Javascript developers yay and amen hallelujah! Struggles to come but I am very motivated and inspired by this. Let’s see what we learn and become able to create with this course!

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#100DaysOfCode D-27 Long day and I tried fro as long as I could to focus on this but it was not sticking or making sense after to long straining my brain today. Maybe rest is in order. One day at a time…

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#100DaysOfCode D-28 Today I watched a couple of my old curriculum courses from Treehouse on javascript async/await and promises & callbacks to get ready for tomorrow, tackling m220 …

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