• How NOT to learn Ruby on

    thecommongeek.com 21 May '13, 3am

    One day in late February 2013, I received an encouraging call from my friend Beverly . After our phone call, I decided to give it another try and get back to coding. I found myself right back in the same routine of cloning open source projects and following tutorials, but still not un...

  • Week 12 Ruby/Rails Q&A

    thecommongeek.com 11 Nov '12, 4pm

    dkeefe November 11, 2012 Week 12 Ruby/Rails Q&A Well, I finally got Carrierwave running with some help from my friend Beverly. I was so focused on one area of the code that I forgot to install the RMagick gem. I had a few glitches with uploading because the commented out default in th...

  • Why I am working so hard to become a ruby/rails developer

    thecommongeek.com 15 Sep '12, 8pm

    I began working as a dishwasher at age 14 and have worked non-stop since then. As a teenager, I went through several jobs, mostly because I hated doing work that gave me no satisfaction or sense of accomplishment. I worked as an electrician through high school and a few years after gr...

  • Week 8 Ruby/Rails Q&A

    thecommongeek.com 14 Oct '12, 1pm

    This week, I finished the Rails for Zombies Redux course from Code School which I really liked. I am currently working on the Ruby Bits course, also offered by Code School. I am planning on doing some more deployment to become more comfortable and familiar with Heroku , the Virtual Pr...

  • Week 4 Ruby/Rails Q&A

    thecommongeek.com 17 Sep '12, 4am

    Last week, I met a very talented guy who recommended that I checkout a website called www.cleancoders.com So far, I have just watched the first video, but I can already see that the emphasis is on writing not just clean code, but code that will be reusable in the future. I am learning...

  • Week 10 Ruby/Rails Q&A

    thecommongeek.com 28 Oct '12, 5am

    This week I experienced some discouragement, but I pushed through it and refocused on my goals. I had some issues with a test I was given last week, I was unable to finish the assignment completely by the deadline, which discouraged me somewhat. The good thing is that I discovered a f...

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