The first installation of Coding After Hours is complete with some mild success. This week we tackled a problem from our friend @thederril to build out a weather app.
Did we complete the task? Technically
Our basic website
Can be it be improved? Absolutely
What Went Well
For this evenings stream, I tested out some new software from Twitch that is their OBS competitor/wrapper that worked out fairly well. I enjoy using that interface over the OBS one as it's cleaner and more "one-click" friendly that I like.
We were able to get our weather API integrated fairly quickly using openweathermap.org and calls were successfully being made right off the bat
We integrated the Google Maps Geocoding API fairly well even though it was an after-thought-feature.
What Can Be Improved
My personal 2015 Macbook may not be the computer to stream on. Everything happening at once made it...struggle
Although I went in with a plan, I should have also gone in with a design. I had one in mind but I should have workshopped it more.
I laid out some of the requirements for building the app but didn't account for everything, this lead to integrating Google Maps Geocoding on the fly!
My camera looks out of focus?
If I were to give it a rating from 1-10 without using 7, I'd probably give it a 5 or 6. The stream was overall way better than the day before but I still can work on improving preparation and quality.