Tag Archives: Ruby on Rails

RubyMine Review: 5 Features That’ll Get You Hooked

17 Oct

Ever since I first learned Rails, I’ve used TextMate and then Sublime Text as my text editors of choice. They worked fine until I started using RubyMine, a Ruby on Rails IDE, a few weeks ago.  There is no going back. Here are just some of the features I can no longer live without:

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Lean Into The Problem

12 Sep

One of the most useful lessons I learned at Dev Bootcamp is to lean into the problem. As developers, we are faced with problems we don’t know how to solve all day long. If you tend to run away at the first sign of trouble, you’re not going to be a good developer.

Yet, your instinct might be to run away. I know that was my initial instinct when I first started learning to code.

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Look, I MADE Something!!!

1 Jun

In the beginning of this year, my goal was to create at least one web application. Well, today is June 1st and I have an MVP!

For my very first project, I decided to create TweetMark, a service that makes it easy to save your tweets as bookmarks. This is because I personally use Twitter to bookmark things, but there isn’t a very easy way to go back through and search for tweets by topic. Think delicious powered by Twitter. Simply sign in with Twitter, and all your tweets with a link are automatically collected and sorted by hashtags. There is still a lot more work to be done, but I’m pretty proud of the first version I have made so far, so check it out.

Here are the tools I used to make TweetMark:

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The Key To The Hartl Ruby On Rails Tutorial

21 May

When I first tried out Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails tutorial a few months ago, I absolutely hated it. The main reason was that I didn’t get how mindlessly following Hartl’s confusing instructions with little explanation would get me to learn Ruby on Rails. I gave up and didn’t go back to it until last Thursday, when I decided that I will learn Ruby on Rails no matter what! Quitting was no longer an option for me 🙂

So, as I started the tutorial, I went to the sfruby meetup, where I declared that I was learning Ruby on Rails and starting by going through the tutorial. As I was sitting and working through it, one guy asked me about how I was learning Ruby on Rails. I told him, and then he said something that really stuck out to me.

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BIG OPPORTUNITY: High Quality Online Ruby On Rails Courses

31 Jan

I’ve been learning Ruby for a few weeks now, and am ready to move on to Ruby on Rails. I’m more of an auditory type of learner – I like having things explained to me. I also like a little bit of initial hand-holding, where I get to practice what I’m learning as I’m learning it. That is why I looked into taking a beginner Ruby on Rails course to get me started. Unfortunately, I found very few options. And of the classes I did find, they were pretty expensive and, worst-of-all, they were in-person and starting later on in March or later.

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Berkeley Course: Learn Agile Development With Ruby On Rails, Github, Cucumber, RSpec, SimpleCov, Pivotal Tracker, and Heroku!!!

24 Jan

I can hardly contain my excitement right now!!! Yesterday, NatashaTheRobot reader Manoj left a comment on my post to check out the Berkeley Software Engineering for Software as a Service course. At first, I was put off by the title of this course, but as I looked deeper into it this morning, it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for! I’ve been learning Ruby on my own for the past month, and the biggest thing I’m learning is that there is a lot more to learn…

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