Tag Archives: Ruby

@gSchool Week 12

The halfway mark has arrived. 12 weeks into the gSchool program and I’ve gradually become more aware of how little I know in proportion to what’s out there. The programming world is HUGE!! Fortunately, career development will be an ongoing process continuing well … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 11

The week was full of excitement during Boulder Startup Week. gSchool students had the opportunity to be introduced to and bond with the tech community through local events and meetups. Our class represented by having several from the cohort form teams to enter and win 1st … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 10

Following a recent assessment to gauge progress toward becoming full-time developers, our class reviewed intentions moving forward. Instructor Jeff Dean set forth a plan based on ‘Theory of Constraints’ (TOC) from a book entitled ‘The Goal’. Per Wikipedia, “TOC is a management paradigm … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 9

You won’t hear it from me often, but the week flew by at gSchool. Focus was largely on building team-based CRUD Rails apps to manage media items (pictures as well as YouTube & Vimeo videos). A main intent was to acclimate us … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 8

One-third of the way through gSchool and counting…. Early on the gSchool journey, a commenter posted that the extreme amount of learning in a condensed time frame seems to get the better of programming bootcamp students resulting in a sharp drop-off of … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 7

Throughout the week, our class worked on utilizing the skeleton of an application to bootstrap a Postgres backed Sinatra application. In other words, we were given the bare workings of a web application and expanded it to include database functionality for registering and logging … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 6

This week was all about reviewing content taught during the first five weeks of gSchool. Students were given the opportunity to work solo, in pairs or in groups to run through previous topics covered in class. After ordering the topics based … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 5

Five weeks have come and gone at gSchool. I don’t know whether to lament the passage of time or to celebrate being one week closer to graduation. There’s emotional turmoil from knowing so little about programming and thus feeling a sense of underperformance. … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 4

Today marked the end of a month of study at gSchool. It is shocking how quickly the time is slipping past. Studies this week included testing using Capybara implemented in a Sinatra app and reading an early access copy of  Corey Haines‘ excellent book … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 3

This week’s gSchool highlights included solidifying an understanding of how Test-Driven Development (TDD) works and gaining a much higher comfort level using Git and GitHub. Quite a bit of ‘free’ time was also spent reviewing Ruby basics to strengthen weak … Continue reading

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