Adam Codes in the 716

Learning for work, learning for fun.... eventually the two shall meet. Site created 4/5/2020 with new content being added regularly
April 16,2020 | Geeky Stuff, Project
Alexa, What’s the Pool Temperature?

This is one of my favorite projects because it just seems so.... unnecessary.  But cool!  And cool counts for something around here. It seems that today there is a gadget that will do just about anything.  One of the exceptions to this seems to be pool thermometers that can send data to another system.  There...

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April 15,2020 | Geeky Stuff
Linking Smartthings Device Handlers with Github

A Smartthings device handler is a customer handler that allows you to extend the capabilities of a smartthome device beyond what you get out of a box. For example, I have a smart mouse catcher (I kid you not) and I installed a custom device that pings my phone when a rodent is caught in...

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April 10,2020 | Training
Angular End-To-End Course (Updated with code fixes)

Course URL  https://app.pluralsight.com/library/courses/angular-2-end-to-end/table-of-contents This was actually a very good demonstration on how to set up authentication in angular using google's firebase.  The problem:  the starter files would not compile once you got to a certain part of the course (several others had the same issue).  I spent a while playing around with it and the...

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April 8,2020 | Training
Angular Reactive Forms

This Pluralsight.com course really brought together a lot of the concepts that I had seen in the other courses and in my creation of simple apps. Course URL: https://app.pluralsight.com/library/courses/angular-2-reactive-forms/table-of-contents My Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jrl20M49qle4PzcNGPdHNzQR3UzJRRs1y6s8oxy9IIM/edit?usp=sharing: Duration:    3h 52minutes.  It took me about 17 hours to complete as I was taking notes and following along in Visual Studio. Course...

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April 5,2020 | Project
Converting a store-bought theme for use in your app

As a developer my primary interest is to make an application that is easy to use and that works perfectly. Somewhere near the bottom of my priorities list is making it look nice. I am not at all saying that I don't care what it looks like (that would be unprofessional). It's just something that...

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April 3,2020 | Training
Angular Forms

This Pluralsight.com course provided an excellent introduction into angular forms. Because I have extensive experience in HTMl and bootstrap this module was more familiar to me than was Getting Started. I especially enjoyed the creation of the web service and the introduction into third-party tools that can be easily integrated into Angular to provide a...

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April 1,2020 | Training
Angular CLI

This was a pretty neat course in that it helped me on several levels. First, I have always fought doing command line work even though as I get older I know I need to embrace it more. Second, it touched on so many different areas of Angular. Some I am familiar with, some less so....

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February 24,2020 | Training
Angular – Getting Started

I had already taken a couple of the into courses on Pluralsight.com so it was time to get into concepts and code. The instructor (Deborah Kurata) is a very well-respected trainer on this platform. I especially enjoyed how she would make mistakes on purpose in order to give us a feel for the same mistakes...

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