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Is this pythonic code?

Francisco Barcena - August 13, 2018

I love the Python programming language because of its standard data types: Numbers, Strings, Lists, Tuples, and Dictionaries. They allow your imagination to just run wild in how you implement a solution. If you dig deeper, your code will begin to converge toward the effective style that makes up coding the "pythonic" way. Pythonic code…

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   PYTHON   

SQL and ORM

Francisco Barcena - July 16, 2018

SQL stands for Structured Query Language and there are many database technologies that make use of SQL, for example MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQLite3. Back when I was gaining experience, I did work for a software company that had a proprietary database language, it was slightly different than SQL, but had all the same functionality,…

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   SQL    ORM   

Learning Emacs

Francisco Barcena - December 21, 2016

My editor of choice is Sublime Text 2. From the terminal, I cd into a project folder and type subl . This opens up the folder in sublime, where I can easily open any project file. Recently I saw a cool video about an accounting program that uses command line interface Ledger CLI. The guy in the video said he used Vim editor for over a…

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   EMACS   

Android App Development & Obfuscation

Francisco Barcena - November 09, 2016

What is obfuscation? In app development, obfuscation means adding a layer of security to your intellectual property by scrambling the wording of your code. For example, imagine you had an excel file with tons of formulas that you wrote yourself, and that the file did something cool, and that someone wanted to use or purchase said excel…

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   ANDROID APP DEVELOPMENT    HAZSNAP    RETROFIT    PROGUARD   

Can a programmer become YouTube famous?

Francisco Barcena - June 01, 2016

Yes. "How famous?" Not very. "How quickly?" Not very. After the previous, one might think I'm one to see the cup half empty. But let my YouTube videos state the contrary. The cup is twice the height it needs to be (I read that last sentence somewhere. I don't take credit for it). I am not a pessimist. I'm one to think. I will not become…

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   YOUTUBE    FLASK    PYTHON   

Programming a Web Application

Francisco Barcena - March 31, 2016

Hi, I just uploaded the first video of a series I am producing called "Programming a Job Box Web App". The series' aim is to display the development process of a simple web application. It is recommended for anyone with a couple hundred hours of programming experience under their belt and anyone that has a general curiosity of how one…

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   PYTHON    FLASK    PROGRAMMING   

New UNground-breaking UNinnovative UNoriginal Great App Idea!

Francisco Barcena - February 26, 2016

If you read my previous post, then you know all about "TABS" I've been working hard on TABS. It already does what it's supposed to but it is lacking in the looks department. If it were in the dating pool it would be like a 5 outta 10. If we were rating on a binary scale, I'd give it a 1, which is a go. A 'go'…

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   BLOGGING    TABS   

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Francisco Barcena - February 12, 2016

Yes, read all about it. Wait. Correction. Read all OF it! I'm talking about my source code. I've kept all of my source code private with the exception of one small program. Today I decided to update my public repository of said program. The repository name is time-biller, but I might name the actual app…

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   PROGRAMMING    OPEN SOURCE    TABS   

Good news, everyone!

Francisco Barcena - February 08, 2016

I am feeling great and I hope you are too.

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   BLOGGING   

Newsletter Subscription Form

Francisco Barcena - February 04, 2016

Hello, World! I've been working on this website and I just added a subscription form. If I had all the time in the world I would code the subscription form myself and create a database for all its submissions. Unfortunately, I don't have all the time in the world. Fortunately, there's something called Chimpmail. Chimpmail made it quick…

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   CHIMPMAIL    BLOGGING