Steven Weiss, Author at General Assembly Blog

Getting Your API to Play Well With Others


Steven Weiss is a web developer, technology enthusiast, and recent Web Development Immersive graduate.  His former life was spent as a sound engineer for NPR and various voice over studios.  When not coding, he is likely cooking and/or eating. In this blog, Steve takes us through the process of creating his app, On The Side, in our WDI course. This post originally appeared on Steve’s blog here.

My first app is out in the world, flying on its own little wings. It’s called On The Side, your source for restaurant recommendations based around a super cool and esoteric list of the best ingredients right now. But lets take a step back.

On The Side begins its life as the first project assignment for the General Assembly Jan’ 14 WDI class, a collective of 27 pirate like individuals from diverse backgrounds, all restarting their lives as web developers. It’s like a reality show, except that everyone is there to make friends.

In 6 weeks, each of us has gone from little to no web development knowledge to building a fully functioning app. Once you beat yourself up over everything you’d like to improve or need to have a better handle on…it’s pretty exciting.

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