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Where do these pipes go? 🧐 🤔 🤨
Hey there fellow reader,If you plan on reading this blog, you’ll need to know a few things first. I encourage you to read some of my blogs further explaining these topics. It’s totally worth your time! Remember understanding the Basics and the lingo is key. Don’t sweat the small stuff.Here’s the rub…- Basics Node.js- Basic understanding of how Servers/back-end works- Basic understanding Request/Response Cycles- The concept of Abstraction(Computer Science)- Basic understanding of Frameworks- Basic Understanding of Javascript Syntax (ES6)- FYI I like to use Mac OS + VSCODE,but feel free…

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Node.js is a great run-time environment for Javascript users. It’s got a powerful engine and great optimization for the workload. If your not familiar with it and want to learn more, no worries. Check out these blogs I wrote. They’ll get you up to speed with the topic I’ll cover in this blog.

Learn about Node.js here 🤓 :What’s Node.js: with Node.js:

Express.js is a web framework that has become very popular over the years for Node Developers. This blog will dive into this, giving you…

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Everyone has a moment in their coding career where they realize they generally enjoy programming. We all have our own cherished experiences making for great anecdotes in super cool social settings. For me, one of these experiences was linking my back-end server(Ruby on rails 🚂 💎 👍 ) with my front-end javascript(📜 🖊 😊 ) client. It was one of the most satisfying and self-validating things I had done so far. This “Dr. Frankenstein-seque” experience was like electricity! I was inspired to build more, optimize more, and add more features! 😈

Today in this blog, I’ll be covering how…

How does one get good at Node.js? 👨‍💻 🧑‍💻 👩‍💻


Hello Fellow readers. Recently I’ve taken a break from LeetCode explanations and wanted to share with you a new technology I’ve been learning in my spare time. In this blog, I will give you a general understanding of Node.js’ Runtime environment, its benefits, and how to set Node.js on VScode.

I think the best way to understand something is to ask informal questions. It gives us a really personal way to grasp the material. Questions will help me flesh out the topic. We want to understand the general idea here, so we can explain(most importantly in your own words)…

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😡 Quid est hoc ineptias !!! 😡


Hey, there, fellow reader! Stuck on this tricky medium-level LeetCode problem? No worries, let’s tackle this prompt together with a simple yet effective process. We will first read the prompt and the given examples, take notes on what we understand and jot down any clues we find. Then using our notes, build a solution to pass all the tests. This process should help us understand what we can’t seem to grasp.

Please keep in mind I will be solving this medium-level problem in JavaScript…

Yup, It’s basically like a meat grinder 🍖🥩 🍗


Hey, there fellow reader! Looking for an in depth explanation to this seemingly easy LeetCode problem. Awesome 😎 , you came to the right place! My method is pretty standard 4 step aproach. I’ll read the prompt & examples, share my thoughts & take notes, Then will build out a solution step by step. Finally I’ll provide the solution and a take away.

Let’s jump into the fray…

Prompt & Examples

Implement the myAtoi(string s) function, which converts a string to a 32-bit signed integer (similar to C/C++'s atoi function).The algorithm for myAtoi(string s) is as follows:


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Hey reader, having trouble solving this leet code problem? Perhaps the whole thing is too darn intimidating? Or maybe you would like another solution for a quick reference. No worries, you came to the right place. Let’s dive into this medium-level problem using Javascript.


The string "PAYPALISHIRING" is written in a zigzag pattern on a given number of rows like this: (you may want to display this pattern in a fixed font for better legibility)P   A   H   N
And then read line by line: "PAHNAPLSIIGYIR"Write the…

All Hail the Mighty Set! His likeness knows no other… so no duplicates. Keep reading. You’ll get the joke. It’s pretty hip stuff, I promise. 😂 😆 😝


Leetcode problems can feel pretty tricky at times. Almost as if the Lord of Chaos conjured up this unsolvable riddle himself. Solutions sometimes don’t really help either. They don’t always explain the solution in a step-by-step format. No worries, friends will get through this sandstorm of a problem like the determined camels of North Africa.

1725. Number Of Rectangles That Can Form The Largest Square

OMG, I thought I was done with this stuff… 🤮 🤢 😢


Geometry in Programming, oh boy… here we go again. Programing Problems built exclusively for computer science undergrads, what did I get myself into. Don’t they realize many folks entering this field are career changers? It’s been years since many of us even saw a geometry problem, let alone solve one!

Well, at least that’s what I felt initially. Oftentimes “mathy” stuff triggers a boatload of negative experiences from the past. I’ve noticed this with other people making this change in their lives. You may have been a poor student…

1282. Group the People Given the Group Size They Belong To

So confusing…


Recently I’ve moved on to medium difficulty(Javascript) problems on Leetcode. I use Leet Code to measure my understanding of algorithms and data structures. I found the experience to be oddly less challenging than easy problems. Until I came across this one, wording can be confusing, and in real-life technical interviews, you’ll be able to ask for more clarity. I think it’s a problem to practice with if you’d like to focus on digesting the information given to you. Let’s dive in!

The Prompt

There are n people that…

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