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2nd
Feb 2017
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 21:54
How is everyone doing tonight? Any fun programming going on?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Feb 02 2017 21:57
Hey Lily, none to speak of here how bout you
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 21:57
Java for class but that's about it.
In fact I will be spending my chat and code time chatting and coding comments into a Java file xD
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Feb 02 2017 22:04
I'm trying to decide whether to stick with web coding or go to software
kewolf
@kewolf
Feb 02 2017 22:05
Hello everyone!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:06
It depends on what you want to accomplish overall. The good news is there are a lot of similarities between languages. The first language is always the hardest. The second might be a challenge but after that it's just learning what is different between a new language and what is the same (and a lot is the same!).
Hi Katie!
kewolf
@kewolf
Feb 02 2017 22:09
@Lilyheart I just saw your mention about what IDE I use for Java. A while ago I used Eclipse, but I have been using Netbeans for the last couple of years.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:09
Thanks! We've been having the IDE conversation in class and I was curious.
kewolf
@kewolf
Feb 02 2017 22:12
I have been really enjoying Webstorm for web dev stuff, and I have heard wonderful things in general about the Jet Brains IDEs, though I haven't tried their IntelliJ.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:13
Webstorm is new to me. I'll have to look that up. I prefer Atom at this time as I can use whatever packages I need for whatever language I am learning since I'm pulled in so many directions.
kewolf
@kewolf
Feb 02 2017 22:17
Cool. I hadn't heard of that. I will check it out.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:19
It's a "simple" text editor like like Sublime but brought to us by the GitHub team and it is highly configurable (making it much more complex, thus the "" around simple :laughing: ). It isn't a full IDE per se but can perform many of the same functions as an IDE.
kewolf
@kewolf
Feb 02 2017 22:22
I like the simplicity. A lot of the complex IDEs can be way too much - I never really took advantage of all of the things that Eclipse or Netbeans could do (or it was too complex to figure out), and it was always a bit overwhelming. Atom seems like a happy medium.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:25
I like it because it's configurable to my needs. If I'm doing heavy webdev stuff, I have a myriad of linter options, code beautifiers, autocomplete tools, pigment (this is a must have package), emmet, live-server... you name it!
kewolf
@kewolf
Feb 02 2017 22:26
Nice!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:31
Anyone on here with mad english chops? I need a formal letter reviewed. I found out about it super late so I'm under a tight deadline :O
kewolf
@kewolf
Feb 02 2017 22:45
My english chops aren't mad, but I could take a look if you need another pair of eyes. Is it short?
:)
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:46
yar. I have the body of the letter in a google doc. If you want to PM me a google'able address, I can add you to the doc.
Thanks :heartbeat: I shared it with you.
Kimkelb89
@Kimkelb89
Feb 02 2017 22:52
Hello, new to this. @Lilyheart I can help with review. I write and do editing work as well.
Hello all. I am completely new to this group, found it on meetup. Where the heck to I start? lol
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:55
Hi! Do you go by Kim? It depends! What are your goals? Most of us are learning website development but there are other learning other types of computer programming.
Kimkelb89
@Kimkelb89
Feb 02 2017 22:55
I have what is probabl y a stupid question. I don't understand or how to use github. I only know some basic html so far and need to review what I've learned anyway. Also taking a cert. in MySQL on Courcera and math for data science.
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Feb 02 2017 22:56
sorry @Lilyheart got called away for a while, my problem is I don't have anything in mind really, just something I can learn and get another job with
Kimkelb89
@Kimkelb89
Feb 02 2017 22:56
Hi Lily, yes I go by Kim. My main interest is in web development but I'm also interested in analytics. I figure best to learn all I can and somehow it will and me work someday some how.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:57
If you are wanting to learn webdevelopement, I recommend starting with freeCodeCamp. If you want, you can watch the video from the very first MontCode online Chat and Code which introduces a bit of things -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDkVQJHuUm0.
Kimkelb89
@Kimkelb89
Feb 02 2017 22:57
*land me work
ok thanks
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 22:57
http://welcome.montcode.com Has many of the slides references in the video. (There is a typo in it... GitHub says GetHub somewhere... that I still need to get into the online code to fix).
About reviewing the letter @Kimkelb89 , if you PM me a google'able address, I'll add you to the doc as well.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 23:04
I added you Kim! I poofed your email address comment on here as google does trawl this page and I like to keep everyone's privacy as intact as possible xD
Kimkelb89
@Kimkelb89
Feb 02 2017 23:06
ok gotcha. I'lll take a look. What's it called?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 23:08
It should send you an email. It's "Lily's Current Writing".
Kimkelb89
@Kimkelb89
Feb 02 2017 23:20
@Lilyheart Added my edits. It sounds very good. Congrats on the scholarship!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 23:20
A few people got a sneak peek :p but to keep everyone updated, I plan on starting a monthly workshop soon! I just need to resolve a location as our current meeting space only holds 10 and I hope to get more than 10 on occasion :laughing:
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 23:28
Yay, Another thing off my todo list. Thanks for your help MontCoders! Anyone here going to the meetup Tuesday?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Feb 02 2017 23:51
@Kimkelb89 Let me know what you think after checking out freeCodeCamp.