November 27, 2015
I am pleased to announce that I have started developing a database back-end for
the Barcrawl web app and have been making good progress. Since I have deployed
Barcrawl using Elastic Beanstalk
on Amazon AWS, I am limited to a MySQL database. But that is not a problem
since my only previous experience is in MySQL. This database is meant to
reduce the application’s dependency on API calls in the Python back-end. This
decision comes in order to reduce the impact on the APIs’ request quotas and
to help reduce latency in the back-end since the rate of requests to
the Google Maps API have to be limited.
November 18, 2015
Oops I did it again…It’s been a month since I last updated this blog about
any developments or projects but I’m back to bring everything back up to speed!
October 18, 2015
I am pleased to announce that gobarcrawl.com has become official!
October 16, 2015
This past summer I took an Algorithms class where we were required to
utilize what we learned to code a final project. Myself and two others
decided to implement a traveling salesman approximation in
order to create a cool bar crawl across different bars across the
country. We created a Python app that takes in a list of cities and uses
the Yelp and Google Maps APIs to find the most popular bars in each city
and look up the distances between each destination.
September 23, 2015
First of all I apologize for the lack of updates since July, I have been busy
with summer classes, as well as some travelling. But now I'm back and I've
decided to completely redesign the site to give it a simpler, cleaner feel.
I felt as if the previous scrolling layout just wasn't giving me the minimal
design that I was looking for. So instead I re-worked the entire landing
page with a (hopefully) clean and simple design. Each link will pop up some
information or route the user to the proper page or website. The desktop
layout is completed, however there is still some work needed in responsive
design so please stay tuned.
July 21, 2015
This article is in response to the news of the OPM hack.
June 27, 2015
Yesterday I wrote about why the opposing justices on the Supreme Court voted against the decision to legalize gay marriage.
June 26, 2015
Note: This is about addressing the concerns about the judiciary system, not political views.