Category: Projects

Getting Ready to Eat My Own Angular Dogfood

For the last several months, I have been expanding on my knowledge of JavaScript by focusing my learning on AngularJS. While in theory Ruby on Rails is to Ruby as AngularJS is to JavaScript, learning and programming with Angular seemed unlike any other framework I’ve worked with. In learning Ruby on Rails and Sinatra, utilizing a Model-View-Controller […]

Entertainment Management System: The Second Act

If Sinatra is considered a lightweight DSL web framework, then  Ruby on Rails (or just “Rails”) is the heavyweight champion of the world. While both Rack-based systems are built on the model-view-contr0ller (MVC) paradigm in the Ruby programming language, Rails adds significantly more out-of-the box functionality (though in some cases less is more). With my expanded knowledge […]

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, bring others along.”

When I woke up this morning and fired up my Chrome browser, this quote (unattributed) appeared on my motivational Momentum dashboard, and I thought it was coincidentally apropos to this post I was planning on writing today. One of the key components of the Learn-Verified program is its student community. Through Slack chat, peer and instructor support tied into […]

Building My First Ruby CLI Gem

Throughout the Learn program, I am constantly putting the concepts and materials I am taught to the test (quite literally) through various labs (verified through rspec tests) that are interspersed throughout the curricukum. At the end of larger modules, final projects are assigned and after recently completing a module focused on Object Oriented Ruby (OO […]

About This Blog

This blog will serve as my outlet to share my thoughts and learnings as I dedicate myself to becoming a full-stack web developer...something too long in the making.

What I’ve Been Learning

+ Ruby
+ Ruby on Rails
+ JavaScript
+ jQuery
+ AngularJS