I tried using the web-framework Django, and even blogged about it back in February. It made me so wrapped up in the fact that you have to create a database first to even use it, that I kept thinking far too big. Yes, having a well-designed DB for your web app is truly a great thing and something to strive for, but in the case of just grasping the simple concepts, it only became a roadblock for me. Upon searching through r/python about Django, I saw that many users said that while they liked it, Flask was the way to really start out. So,...
In mid-July of this year, I found myself in front of the New Jersey State House in Trenton at night. I was in my car, waiting for some friends, and just looked up at this enormous structure. It made me think about how the diverse the state is, how representatives from every corner have been continuously filling it since 1790.
When I first learned how to drive, it wasn’t long before I bought a cassette adapter for the car stereo to work with my portable Panasonic CD player. Even though I was driving my parents’ 1985 Peugeot Turbo Diesel 505, I still thought that I was a pretty cool guy blasting my Black Flag CDs in the Catholic school parking lot.
If you have trouble matching similar company names, you’re more than likely trying to clean up some sort of database. This is one of my major issues that I’ve tried to explore for myself, so hopefully my findings can assist others who find themselves in a similar situation.
I had a business problem that I ended up solving during after-work hours. I was having trouble comparing two company strings to match them.