Second semester – Let’s talk about you!

Hello everyone!

It’s been awhile since my first post where I spoke to you guys about my first semester adventure at Humber.

Web Developer in Toronto sharing stories on the World Wide Web
Web Developer in Toronto sharing stories on the World Wide Web

Last time I typed a post here, we had just started with our second semester classes and I was just getting to know the subjects I would be dealing with. Fast forward now and I’m actually done with half my semester. How does time fly like this?

So far this semester, my favourite subject has to be PHP. The other subjects we have are Quality Assurance & Testing, XML, Mobile Development with .net MVC and Web Information Architecture.

PHP (originally known as Personal Home Page and now has the recursive acronym Hypertext Preprocessor) is nothing but a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP code can be embedded into HTML code, or it can actually be used in combination with various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks. We’ll be learning Laravel PHP framework next semester so I am really looking forward to that.

In other news, I am building a very interesting project this semester in PHP which I am very excited about. I can’t really share more information about it right now as it’s under wraps until we finish it but once I am done, I’ll share a link to our project here. 🙂

Apart from this, I am also learning a lot about the different kinds of quality testing that can be done in Quality Assurance and Testing. How important is this? VERY! Imagine how much cost you can save if you find the bugs at an early stage of a project you have been working on.

With XML, we have been learning how to create an XML, styling them using XSLT and manipulating XML DOM using .net and PHP.

Mobile Development with .net MVC framework has already taught me so much about how to organize your code into models, views and controllers.

Phew! All of this and so much more. I’ll be back every week sharing stories from what I learn in school and what the future has in store for me. 🙂

Until next time,

The code ninja says bye!

Semester 1, how did you go so quick?

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my blog and the first post on this awesome space on the World Wide Web which I can call mine. Here I will share my experiences as a Web Design & Development student, challenges along the way and how I plan to conquer them.


I would like to start my first post reflecting over my first Semester in Web Design & Development. Man! That went pretty quick. It feels like yesterday when I arrived in Canada to join this course and nervous about how it would be. But here I am. Survived and LOVED Semester 1. Here’s why –

  1. Getting to meet new people is always so motivating. Getting to know where they are from and their take on Web development brings the Code Ninja community closer.
  2. I learnt so many languages in the first semester! Although it was the most stressful semester(blame the strike!), I am glad to have had professors who could share their knowledge on these languages with us in such a short span. My favourite languages were definitely Javascript, HTML & CSS. I did find .NET a bit difficult at first but I learnt so much more on my .NET project that I am somehow comfortable with it now.
  3. Projects were the most challenging part about this semester. But it helped us expand our creativity and help us develop things I could only dream of in mid-2017! Major win-win. I created a restaurant website using HTML, CSS and jQuery as well as my first CRUD(Create, Read, Update, Delete) feature for a hospital website using C#. More on CRUD on another post very soon!
  4. I realized my love for jQuery has no bounds. Dear jQuery, you make a coder’s life easier.
  5. Humber College – They simply don’t say this is the best college in Toronto! I agree. 24/7 Learning Resource support is a boon especially when you have project deadlines to meet. The staff is courteous and helps with almost anything you have questions about.
Just us, in a Javascript Lab with Professor Sean. PC – Karan Dhillon
Some amazing people I met this semester! PC – Artem

Over all, Semester 1 has been a whirlwind. But I am glad I could survive that and actually love it so much. My expectations for Semester 2 is definitely higher than the first one and I am ready to take on another 3 months of constant learning, new projects and meeting new people through this journey.

Until next time,