The past couple of weeks are practically a blur. We’ve all come a long way, and still have so much to learn. Next Friday will be our cohort’s halfway mark — Crazy!
Prior to Thanksgiving break, my cohort spent 3 intense days learning about how to use databases to store and retrieve data for our apps. Databases are a great way to organize complex information via a series of tables (which often have relationships to each other, allowing for even more precise data storage/retrieval). PostgreSQL is the software used here at Launch Academy, and I’ve found it very user-friendly so far. We also learned about database indices, which can help speed up data storage/retrieval.
It’s been exciting to look behind the scenes and learn more about what goes into all the bits and pieces that enhance the modern online experience. Soon, we’ll learn more about UX and how to make our apps pretty and more user-friendly! Stay tuned.
Oh, and check out the video on the Launch Academy site: I’m in it! (Well, the back of my head is, anyway).