Building my Website
The objective here is to just have a site that showcases my work and have a sandbox to test out some technologies.
I initially built this site just as a view with some links that takes the user to my other work, then I wanted a form, which is where I had to learn the backend.
I knew I needed a backend framework to handle form-submission data and to send me the email. What I didn't know was all of the pieces in between.
- The node modules
- The extra NPM dependencies I would have to get
- How to pass data from the front end to the backend
For someone who spent most of his career in the front end, the backend was like Greek to me. Which made it a fun challenge.
Overall it took about 2 weeks worth of work, but only two days of intense coding. It was certainly a challenge, but I learned SO much and had lots of fun. I think it's safe to say I officially like doing backend development.