Ruby my dear,

For starters, I ingested a lot of history on Ruby. Thank you Skillcrush! It is a fascinating language and I can see why there is such demand for it. Here is another article stating so.

 

I was first taught how to access the terminal. I started out using my Chromebook in which case I had to download Codio and ‘fire up’ the terminal. When the iMac arrived I was able to access the terminal via spotlight, searching for ‘terminal’. I then practiced using the most common terminal commands. The screen capture below represents the coolest terminal command!

Coolest Command EVER!

Coolest Command EVER!

YES! That is Star Wars, and yes you can sit and watch the entire result if you wish. #Geek

 

Mid-week it was time to install Ruby. I was feeling pretty lucky since my iMac came with the updated Ruby already on it. But then I found out that all UNIX products come with Ruby installed. Thank you Apple!

 

Installing “Ruby is the hardest step in learning it.” At least, according to the programming community.

 

Since I took the Codeschool Ruby course last week, learning Objects, Strings, Methods, Arrays, Hashes was familiar.  That being said, I needed to practice, practice, practice!

 

Below is another screen capture, this time of my work with IRB (Ruby) in the terminal.

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I also was introduced to NIL, or nothing.

 

Last but not least I am reading my very first programming book. It is called _Why’s poignant guide to Ruby and it’s written by a “mystery guy” or x-mystery guy. His name is _Why. It is really funny and hard to put down.

 

Ruby and I are off to a great start!


P.S.  I seem to be finding my balance:)

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I am officially a new iMac user.

 Labyrinth  .. A path for the right brain.

Labyrinth .. A path for the right brain.

I had a small break in my Skillcrush Developer Blueprint before starting the Ruby lesson.  I thought it would be good for me to keep coding. Practice makes perfect! I found a free course on Ruby through Codeschool.  

 

It has 7 levels and teaches objects, methods, arrays, etc.  The course required a blog entry using Ruby, which I enjoyed.  As you know, I enjoy blogging!

 

The Codeschool course gave me enough insight into the Ruby language and inspired me to learn more. I found the initial tasks fairly easy.

Ruby badge #1

Ruby badge #1

 

After completing Codeschool I feel confident that I will be successful in attempting more difficult concepts within the Ruby programming language.  I suggest you try as it builds not only knowledge of the language, but also confidence.

 

I recently read  ‘A whole new mind why right brainers will rule the future.’ I found the topic of the Labyrinth to be particularly interesting.  While I was visually familiar, I had not really understood its background. What does walking a labyrinth do for people? Hospitals have begun to add them within their construct. A lot of people claim to pray, find peace, or solve difficult problems by walking them. I find that fascinating.

 

David Tolzman (he design the Labyrinth at Johns Hopkins) stated:

As the left brain engages in the logical progression in walking the path, the right brain is free to think creatively.”

 

You can find a labyrinth near you by going to this site http://labyrinthlocator.com/

 

Last but not least, my awesome mentor @sorriv and handsome hubby purchased a Mac for me to use for #hackingmyeducation. I am very thankful for his constant support.

Ruby is a gem right?

Perfect weather for coding.

Perfect weather for coding.

So it is a cold.. ahem …FREEZING snow day! After playing in the snow with my kids. I decided it was time to read up on the famous Ruby.

 

After all, this is the perfect weather condition for a programmer/blogger/learner/stay at home mom/right?

 

First off.. The intent of Ruby was to make programming (more) simple.

The person who came up with this programming language was Yukihiro Matsumoto aka Matz in 1993.

Fun fact: Twitter was created using Ruby. Who doesn’t love Twitter?

I am really excited about learning Ruby above all the other languages. It is one of the most demanded languages.

http://www.sitepoint.com/best-programming-language-learn-2014/

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Ruby on rails is what I plan to focus on.

There is a community call Rails Girls that I follow on twitter.

 

NO! Ruby is not just a gem.