Since I have a Windows machine, I’ve been using Visual Studio Code for all my Ruby work. I had heard stories that doing Ruby development on Windows was a bit of a mission, but I thought I’d at least give it a go before shelling out some serious dollars for a Mac. Installing Ruby on Windows was pretty straightforward. Quick download and making sure that … Continue reading Using Visual Studio Code for Ruby Development
First off, apologies for the title of this blog post. This week was a bit manic. I’ve spent a lot of time gyming and preparing for my trip to New Zealand at the end of the month on top of everything else, I’ve found that trying to continue my current learning plan was a bit much. I’m still working on a routine that works for … Continue reading This Week in Dev #5 – format = Time.new
This past week was a little slow on the technical side of things as I found myself working more on mathematics and typing than actual coding. But let’s start this off the right way with a quick stand up: Stand up meeting (Progress from last week) Continue work on the Well-Grounded Rubyist Book This week was pretty crazy, with me going up to London twice … Continue reading This Week In Dev #4 – More Maths than anything
Things are starting to pick up, I’ve been working through my Ruby materials and gearing myself up for Makers. So how did I get on this week? Stand up meeting (progress from last week) Continue work on Hashes and Arrays in Ruby I’m moving this task under the work I’m going to do following the Well-Grounded Rubyist book. It’ll save me having to work on … Continue reading This Week In Dev #3 – The Ruby and Maths work continues!
In preparation for my Makers Academy adventure, I was planning to hit the ground running with smashing my Ruby learning, blogging my progress like a Wannabe Coder/Tech Evangelist and hit the gym 5 times a week. Then the flu struck! EVERY YEAR I SAY ‘YEAH NOT KEEN ON GETTING A FLU SHOT’ THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENS!!! Anyway, after loading up on Lemsip and a couple … Continue reading This Week In Dev #1
In more exciting news, I’ve just been accepted into the Makers Academy bootcamp starting in the June Cohort. Situated in Shoreditch London, Makers is a intensive coding bootcamp that aims to take students from beginners and turn them into junior developers in 12 weeks. Judging by their website, days last from 9am till 7pm and there are challenges and work to do over weekends. The … Continue reading New Journey with Makers Academy
At school, I sucked at Math (or Maths, which is what we call in the UK). My teacher was a stereotypical maths teacher and I wasn’t the most engaged student in the world. At 15, I didn’t really care for algebra nor did I believe that it would have any impact on my future. The combination of a lack of motivation to put in a … Continue reading Going back to Math school