Monthly Archive: October 2013

Treehouse Overdose

Treehouse Overdose

Today I went through some more of the Treehouse videos. A lot more. My brain is swimming with Treehouse at this point. I watched the videos on hashes, methods, loops, blocks, procs & lambdas, and modules. That’s a lot of videos! I think I learn better in more interactive methods, so it was a little difficult to stay focused, but at some...

Reinforcing Ruby

Reinforcing Ruby

Now that I’ve made it through the Codecademy Ruby track, I’ve started reading Chris Pine’s Learn to Program (2nd edition). I think this is a great resource. It’s a bit more in-depth than the Codecademy track, and I think I’m getting more out of it now that I know a bit of Ruby. For example, previously I didn’t really understand why we...

Done with Codecademy Ruby Track

Done with Codecademy Ruby Track

The last few days I’ve been plowing through the Codecademy Ruby track, and I finally finished. There was a lot of information in there. The later parts of the course that I did today and which were more Ruby-specific (as opposed to syntactical differences to concepts I had previously been exposed to) got a bit dense. Tomorrow I’m going to go through...

More Ruby!

More Ruby!

I’m still working through the Codecademy Ruby tutorial. I’m a little over halfway done. I didn’t really get much done yesterday. Shortly after I got to campus, we did a group programming exercise, making a game of blackjack. It was fun to make something, and working with the group to make the game was pretty cool. We’re all at different places in...

Ruby

Ruby

Today I worked some more on the Codecademy Ruby Track. I got to some new-for-me material, which was great. As I’m going through I’m writing down important keywords, and any new methods I learn. A little bit of review that I did today was on iterators in Ruby. I forgot how many different kinds of loops there are. I previously usually used...

Let’s Git Started

Let’s Git Started

Last night I started going through Git. Codeschool has a nice tutorial, Try Git, to get you started and used to the Git commands. Fortunately, I knew the basic commands (init, add, diff, status, commit, push, checkout), and so the tutorial was a solid review, as well as a good introduction to other features such as branches, resetting staged files, and wildcard...

More CSS and Responsive Layouts!

More CSS and Responsive Layouts!

I didn’t get a chance to write yesterday – I was continuing the HTML/CSS Skillshare course, and before I knew it, it was much later than I had planned to be up. I got through most of it, except the last bit on responsive design which I finished today. A few things I learned: Another selector! This time I learned about attribute...

Diving Into CSS

Diving Into CSS

I’ve used a bit of CSS before, so the CSS portion of the Build an HTML & CSS Website from Scratch Skillshare course is still mainly review for me. But even though I know most of the concepts, there are definitely details and features of CSS that I didn’t know about before. I also am trying to make an effort to remember...

Starting at the Flatiron School!

Starting at the Flatiron School!

This week, I officially started at the Flatiron School NYC Web Development Fellowship! I’m going to start documenting my progress and what I’m learning, so this is my little intro post to start things off. So far, I’ve been working on the pre-work section. (Open-sourced here!) The HTML/CSS Skillshare course is a lot of review for me so far, but it’s very...