As I mentioned in a previous post, I will soon be re-visiting the Software Engineering track which I’ve studied in Lambda School last year. That means going through the entire Full-Stack Web curriculum again from start to finish. In order for me to really master what I will re-learn, I’ve…


Our Student Journey

This blog post is long, long overdue!

If you will recall, I first wrote about Lambda School when my wife and I got accepted into their Full-Stack Web track back in April of 2018.

To put in mildly, it was an incredible experience. …


This week, we started learning about automated testing at Lambda School. In particular, we studied unit testing or the testing of units of code using software called test runners. …


We are currently doing our Sprint Challenge for Security and Theory of Computation in Lambda School and part of our task is to discuss what the Threat Model is and talk about what concrete actions we can take to improve our online security.

For the first part, I wrote a…


We started the Computer Science portion of our curriculum in Lambda School this week by covering the basics of Python and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). So technically, we are now half-way through the course. Time certainly flew by so fast! …


Super happy and proud to be able to create my first full stack web app. This was our project for Back-end Project Week in Lambda School.

For my front-end, I used React and Redux (so JavaScript was my language).

For my back-end, I used MongoDB (for my local database), Express.js…


I never thought I’d say this, but I had lots of fun handling (read: tinkering, manipulating, playing around with) data and databases this week.

(Isn’t that a super geeky thing to say? I mean, who says that? What kind of human being actually says he likes “managing data”. …


I just discovered (well, technically, it was shared to us by our Program Manager), this awesome tool called WakaTime. It’s a plugin for text editors or Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that can track the amount of time you’ve spent coding. I started using it three days ago and this is what my stats look like:

Isn’t that super cool? It gives you data on how long you’ve been programming per day, what projects you’re working on, the language/s you used, and the editor you utilized. It’s gives you a super simple way of tracking your productivity.

It’ll probably enhance my development habits from here on out, much in the same way that Fitbit enhances the habit of running in runners.


It is a truism that one of the best ways to learn any new piece of knowledge or skill is to teach it to somebody. That has been one of the main reasons why I’m writing about my experience as a Software Engineering/ Full Stack Web Development student in Lambda…


Tons of things have happened since I last wrote about my Lambda School experience. I have so many things to share and I don’t know where to start.

Well, how about with this:

Building a React Web App From Scratch

That’s a note-taking web app I built using React. It…

Dante O. Cuales, Jr.

Student Success Coordinator @ Lambda School | Full-Stack Software Engineer | Writer @ Hacker Noon

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