Matthew Riddett's all-expenses-paid thrilling tell-all extravaganza junior software developer learning log blog

Written by Matthew Riddett who lives and works in Victoria BC, building fun and useful things. You can follow him on Twitter

Palindrome Check

June 08, 2020

Two ways to check if a string is a palindrome

Sum of Two

March 05, 2020

In which I tackle the infamous Google coding interview question... And solve it twice!

Zeros to the end...

February 25, 2020

In which I solve a code challenge to move all zeros in an array to the array's end.

Snack Distribution code challenge!

February 19, 2020

In which I solve a code challenge where you have to find the maximum possible unique snacks from a given array split between two siblings.

Stock Optimizer!

February 19, 2020

In which I solve the AlgoDaily stock optimizer code challenge.

Sorted Two Sum

February 19, 2020

In which I solve the sorted two sum problem

Find Uniques

February 18, 2020

In which I solve a coding challenge to find all unique numbers in an array

Missing Numbers

February 18, 2020

In which I solve the case of the missing numbers in an array...

Fixing an old game

February 13, 2020

In which I fix last year's global game jam game so it actually works!!

Next Larger in Circular Array

February 11, 2020

In which I solve a deceptively simple coding problem/challenge involving circular arrays

Global Game Jam 2020!!!

February 07, 2020

Last weekend was Global Game Jam 2020...and I made a game!


January 31, 2020

In which I build a simple dice game with pure JS+CSS.

More adventures in basic JavaScript!

January 30, 2020

In which I complete sections 2, 3, and almost 4 of my JavaScript course, create a new repo for a new website, and create the bare bones of that new website using a gatsby starter.

JavaScript Basics Day! some Unity :-)

January 29, 2020

In which I nearly complete the second section of a Javascript Udemy course, and then do a bit of game jam prep.

Back to Javascript Basics!

January 28, 2020

In which I start a new Udemy course on Javascript in order to fill in my many knowledge gaps, and then later prep a little with Unity and c# for the upcoming #GGJ2020

Featured images take 2!

January 27, 2020

In which I actually manage to deploy a build of the blog with featured images correctly enabled.

Featured Images!

January 24, 2020

In which I figure out how to work with the Gatsby.js image API, and make it play nice with Netlify CMS.

I mean, is Gatsby really great?

January 23, 2020

In which I struggle - and fail - to do basic stuff with Gatsby, get frustrated, walk away, come back and try again, and succeed!..... sort of.

This longest journey begins with... a whole bunch of other little journeys that got you there.

January 22, 2020

In which I describe the journey up to here, with emphasis on the most recent leg, involving setting up this blog with Gatsby.js and netlify CMS.