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Day Four

Today was all about researching the MVC, or model view controller, framework. Well, I don’t know if it’s a ‘framework’, but it’s a setup for building an app. Basically you separate your app’s code into sections. The model is the data that the app contains, the controller is the guys…

Day Three

In Calgary with Sarah and Kayt for Ladies Learning Code’s Class on Ruby!¬† The class, taught by Calgary’s Lori Olson, was fantastic. The biggest takeaway I have is the vocabulary of programming in Ruby – something I lack in every language. I hear people use terms like “methods” and “objects”,…

Day Two

Today I’m heading to Calgary for a Ladies Learning Code Course on Ruby. On the bus ride down, I decided to re-start Treehouse’s “Build a Rails App” project, to see how much I’ve gleaned from the first go-round. The first wall I hit is that I don’t entirely understand how…

Day One

My languages of choice are going to be Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, since that’s what we use at my office. I’ll be using a combination of Treehouse, lynda.com and CodeAcademy.

Embrace Quantity

I was recently forwarded this article over at Fast Company, which expressed the admittedly obvious, but still easily abandoned wisdom that the best way to get better at anything is to do it as much as possible. “To put it into¬†startup terms, you’re making yourself maximally iterative. To put it…