I, AdminDev, will participate in the next Devember. My Devember will be rebuilding my online portfolio. I promise I will program for my Devember for at least an hour, every day of the next December. I will also write a daily public devlog and will make the produced code publicly available on the internet. No matter what, I will keep my promise.
This project is no longer being worked on. Sorry to call DOA within the first week, but a lot of things came up. I’m no longer pursing this project or goal.
The original post
Hey, everyone, how’s it going?
I currently have a lackluster portfolio on the Internet somewheres. It’s written in Node and Express, and has links to my other sites (GitLab, LinkedIn, GitHub, The rollBak). I’ve always liked the home page, but didn’t care for the other pages, which is basically a hurried About Me section and a Work History section, which is a hurried resume.
I figured it’s time to give it an overhaul. I’m going to take out the Node and Express components and use Golang. I’ve been practicing some CSS black magicks lately, so I think the front end won’t need to be much more than that. I had the VueJS bug, but we’ll see how that goes. My main goal is to have the backend up in Golang. Secondary goals are make the other pages more pleasurable and enticing, not just a hero pic with black text on white background.
Bonus Objective: Web crawler/bot, also written in Golang, that checks for 200 status every five minutes, sends notification if 4XX/5XX are returned.
Infrastructure: Linode VPC with CentOS 7
Development Environment: Windows 10 Professional, Debian Stretch, OS X Mojave
So, a few months ago, I was on the Level1Techs Devember Discord Channel. I was starting to get back into C++ and asked if anyone had some fun exercises. I was told to use Go or Rust instead, because you can write systems with them, and they’re more modern, blah, blah, blah.
I decided to go with Go, which spawned my deep love and infatuation with it.
Six months later
I linked the Devember Challenge 2018 thread into the Discord thread and mentioned my revamp with Go…
No one is ever happy with anything lol. Including me
I’m sticking with Go. It’s different, but I like it. Just released a video, actually: