Tagged: Rails

Guard Your Spork

Guard Your Spork

Tests are great to have for any Rails application, but it can become inconvenient to have to run them repeatedly. Two utilities, Guard and Spork, can be used in conjunction to help streamline your test suite and speed up your tests. Guard is a utility which helps automate your tests. You can specify which files you want it to watch, and Guard...

The Start of Project Week

The Start of Project Week

This week at Flatiron we started working on our long-term projects. We’ve worked in groups at various points through the semester, but working in a fixed group for a longer, bigger project brings a different perspective with it. On top of that is the challenge of this being our first complete Rails app. Working in a new group always has challenges as...

Debugging the Controller

Debugging the Controller

Debugging is an important part of getting your code to work, and today we got some more practice. We were given a simple Rails app and had to figure out what was wrong with it. The issue with the app is that when a new game is created, the name field remains blank. To solve this, I broke it down into a...

Building a Home for an App

Building a Home for an App

Before the holidays, we spent some time at Flatiron learning Sinatra. This week, we took the plunge into Rails. Both Sinatra and Rails are Ruby Frameworks, which let you get your Ruby apps online. But even though they serve the same purpose, they go about it very differently. Let’s say you have an ideal image in your mind of what you want...

The End of Pre-Work

The End of Pre-Work

It’s been a busy two weeks, but today was the last day of the Flatiron School pre-work! (Okay, we have the weekend too, but today was the last campus day.) Monday classes start, and it’s full speed ahead. I’m very excited. Can’t wait to dive in! Yesterday we had a furniture building party to prepare for the semester to start. Ikea couches...

Ruby and Moving on to Rails

Ruby and Moving on to Rails

The end of last week got a bit hectic, between my birthday, Halloween, and my last day of work at NYU! I kept wanting to blog, but sleep is important, too. So, what I’ve been doing since my last post: Ruby Ruby Ruby! I went through a lot more Ruby. After all the Treehouse videos I moved on to Chris Pine’s Learn...