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New year new project

It is official: I am a developer, again!!!

Yup and I am very happy about it. The fist month back to code is almost over and I learned quite some stuff, 24 points to be exact cause I am keeping track. I should maybe mention some of them in another post. For now, this post is about something else, something I am wanting to pick up since some time but ALWAYS found a reason why not. Well, this time I should be out of why not reasons and just do it: work on a personal project.

Last year I started flirting with Golang, ah… just for the sake of it (another postponed thing). And I actually did some problem solving on a HackerRank to get started. Then, I also read a super interesting survey result, also from HackerRank, which talks about what employers want and what developers can do. That is where I got the idea to also go back do some Javascript (also because my project need at least a basic frontend).

Here I am, shaping up a project idea, more useful than fun, more for learning than being useful. But that is to be decided later what it will become.

Some things are certain:

Functionality

  • search & autocomplete
  • suggest a new entry
  • admin dashboard with CRUD actions
  • 2 types of users: admin and public
  • API (maybe) for further features like – statistics, graphics, similarity…

Stack

  • backend: Golang
  • frontend: Javascript

This is my commitment to see it through basically! I will also soon post my git repo when it is up. Oh oh and did i mention, the topic is: funding and women in STEM!

 

 

Impostor Syndrome

Hello everybody,

I had the opportunity to give an interview for the magazine WOMAN regarding the topic of Impostor Syndrome. The article is only in German and was not available online so I uploaded it here for who is interested to read it. Credits to Angelika Strobl who interviewed me and wrote the article. Enjoy!

Developing for the Semantic Web

This year’s DevFest was again a blast!

I had the opportunity to hold a presentation about what I have been doing lately: a Web Application to show off the power of SPARQL. I turned my experience into an introduction of how to “Developing for the Semantic Web”.

Take a look:



My video from DevFest:



DevFest Vienna Website.

Spring Boot and Polymer

Last week was the Google I/O Developer conference and Polymer 1.0 was presented. So finally my curiosity was sparked and I made some time to check it out a little bit.  I was looking for a fast way to create a JAVA Web Application where I can use Polymer so I heard about how easy and fast Spring Boot is.

So voilà, my first JAVA Web App with Spring Boot and Polymer 1.0. You can clone it from Git and use it as a archetype – the Polymer files are included in the project already. (also for learning purposes). I used Maven to build the project, which is also easy. But one can also use Gradle.

https://github.com/theRealImy/SpringBootPolymer

Using Spring Boot was super easy! One can simply follow the Getting started

Polymer is home here

The only issue I encountered was that the index.html was not displayed. After a bit of reading, in the Spring Boot docu you find:

Do not use the src/main/webapp directory if your application will be packaged as a jar…

By default Spring Boot will serve static content from a directory called /static (or /public or /resources or /META-INF/resources) in the classpath or from the root of the ServletContext.

Fast enough, I changed the folder name and it worked.

 

Viel Spaß!