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Here you’ll find most of my university work (software engineering and data science) and some blogs on frontend technologies. This takes the form of ‘reflective journals’ which detail topics and learning progression notes from each class.

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Real world events

Just a quick post here. I love this example from the well known Ryan Florence…. (link to source) So many tutorials are afraid to dive into real world examples – scared to show you the full complexity of whats required for real world scenarios. Here is a working example of this button (link). This is […]

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Typescript intro

Typescript receives universal praise on my twitter feed so I though I would spend some time checking it out. Developed and maintained by Microsoft I’m very curious to find out why people prefer it so much over JS when as a newbie it looks just like JS. TLDR it provides a lot of ‘traditional’ features. […]

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Git & Github

Git and Github are part of every developers daily life acting in unison to provide version control and cloud storage for your code. Together they enable a safe and communicative way of working. Rather than provide some type of getting started tutorial I’ll just make a few comments about some of the most valuable aspects. […]

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Testing

Recently in our software engineering class we tackled a topic I’ve really wanted to dig into – testing. I know from my work at Greps how highly valued really extensive and logical unit testing is but I’d never written an actual test before today. I’m sure my excuses are fairly typical – assuming the happy […]

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REACT dev

A few weeks I started learning React. I’m really enjoying developing my front end skills and felt that due to it’s industry prominence and commendations from esteemed dev’s such as Eric Elliot I couldn’t go wrong by spending some time with it. The most persuasive and detailed reasoning I’ve come across is here in a […]

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TDD

TDD and general unit testing is something new for me and an area I want to get proficient in. I’m persuaded by the arguments in this weeks software engineering classes and by Eric Elliots strong words! (link). I’ve uploaded some basic tests to my Github (link) if you want to see some example code from […]

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P-HACKING: CLOSING THOUGHTS

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN FOR YOU? This series on p-hacking has been very rewarding on a personal level as I feel it’s provided me with a much better understanding of what the research world entails. I hope I’ve been able to convey as much in my writing. If you’re a budding data scientist like […]

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THE P-VALUE MISINTERPRETATION

Why do experienced researchers make this mistake? Simply put p-values are counter intuitive to interpret and suffer from the practice of being described simply! It is very easy to get away with saying to a non-researcher / scientist that p-values require a 0.05 value to demonstrate significance or success in a study.  I posit that […]

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SOLUTIONS TO P HACKING

Thus far we have discussed the principle, the associated problems, the code and the statistics behind the p-value but we have yet to discuss solutions. It is important to remember that although a major part of the replication crisis is the p-value, the tool which enables it, it isn’t 100% responsible.  NEWBIE  I will admit […]