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Hi! I'm Anthony 👋

Software Developer, linux advocate, and amature astronomer.

UofA Soil Testing Lab

Made with OmniUpdate CMS, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

This is a site that was made to give Agriculture Professors and Stakeholders a virtual tour of the Soil Lab.

VISIT SITE
Image of University of arkansas soil lab.

Github Search App

Made with Vanilla JavaScript

This application allows for users to search for Github Users. It does so via the Github API.

VISIT SITE
A screenshot of the web app.

Building my Website


Objective

The objective here is to just have a site that showcases my work and have a sandbox to test out some technologies.

Frontend

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.

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.

  1. The node modules
  2. The extra NPM dependencies I would have to get
  3. 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.

Summary

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.