My most significant achievement during the course involved comprehending the process of developing an application. I gained proficiency in both front-end and back-end aspects. I had a breakthrough when I learned how to execute API calls from the front end to the server. I also learned that there are arrays of technologies that simplify tedious tasks, such as Axios makes handling API calls more efficient.
This learning experience not only enhanced my technical skills but also deepened my understanding of the evolving landscape of technology. Discovering new tools that streamline processes is important in order to stay ahead of advancements in the field. Ultimately, this leads to more efficient and effective development practices.
Moreover, this journey unveiled that I am willing to confront challenges and embrace the learning curve associated with new software if it increases efficiency in my work. This adaptability and openness to tackle unfamiliar technologies reflect a dynamic approach to professional growth.
MySQL has remained as one of my favorite database management systems. It’s versatile and has the potential to transform the way we store and access data. In this blog post, I’ll share my deepest appreciation for MySQL.
MySQL isn’t just a database system; it’s the backbone of many applications and websites we use daily. First of all, it is an open-source software which means it’s free to use. Being an OSS also allows developers from around the world to contribute to its improvement. For this reason, it can handle high volumes of data efficiently and it’s ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability) compliant which is crucial for data accuracy. Finally, MySQL runs on various operating systems which makes it accessible for a wide range of applications.
MySQL plays a major role in data analytics, enabling organizations to store, process, and analyze massive datasets for valuable insights. In my project, I am using it to create and manipulate several tables for managing my fitness application. I love that it has the option to use it via a command line interface or graphical tool like PHPMyAdmin. Additionally, the large active MySQL community offered abundant resources which made it easy to find solutions to my problems. The only drawback I can think of is the difficulty of backup and recovery mechanism. It wasn’t really user-friendly to learn to do this. I wish the developers would implement an automated backup that a user could set up once and not have to do it manually each time.
My name is Nargis Habibi but I prefer Arya. I recently got married and moved to Sacramento, California from Washington State. I gave up medical school because, let’s be honest, who needs to diagnose illnesses when you can debug codes, right?😉
This quarter is my last term and I am so stoked to finally start travelling internationally. If any of you have any suggestions or tips, feel free to share them! I’m excited to explore the world and make the most of this new chapter in my life. It’s been quite a journey from medical school to coding, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I’m looking forward to connecting with like-minded individuals and learning from your experiences and recommendations. 😄✈️🌍