Day 58 - Alexa Skilla

September 19, 2018 18:34 UTC Team GirlsCode MK (Bahmni) [2018]Subscribe to this teams's activities


  • Georgina and I both went to London today to attend a beginner friendly workshop on developing Alexa skills (i.e. voice apps). It was a great workshop and so good to hear that they are using Nodejs for their backend (Javascript is the king!). And lots of talk about APIs which we've handled plenty as of late, so I think we both got plenty out of it.
  • I've met up with a ReactJS coach yesterday during the GirlsCode meetup and it was great to talk a bit more about testing, react and react router. He also shared his experience of working with GraphQL - a technology that is often used with ReactJS ("think REST API 2.0", he said). Also, styled components are a thing!
  • I spent a good deal of my day dealing with a Button component (silly Button!), still not there yet, but hopefully, I can finish it up tomorrow
  • I also learned more about conditional rendering in ReactJS - and nested ternary operators - I think destructing and conditional rendering are just about my two favourite things about Javascript (at the moment!).


  • cleaning up CSS
  • finishing up the button component
  • finishing up the display table: including pagination and limiting how many results are displayed at one point. Also dynamic rendering of search results?

To Do

  • I'm going to London tomorrow afternoon to do a beginner's course on Vue.js and meet the Vue Vixens!
  • meet with coach Ivo
  • create an Alexa skill!


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