This past Saturday I had the pleasure of watching the culmination of 8 weeks worth of work that went into the final projects of the students who took my class over at General Assembly. I saw everything from an aggregator of fitness clubs in the greater New York City area to a social trip planning […]
During my teaching, one obvious effective tool for learning Ruby is the Interactive Ruby Shell (IRB). It helps students figure out how to play with Ruby’s syntax before they go on to write their first script. I’d heard about Pry before, but it wasn’t until lately that it came up on my radar again. Here […]
I’m in the midst of teaching an introductory 8-weeks course on Ruby and Ruby on Rails over at General Assembly in Manhattan. Per the course material, we have them install RailsInstaller, an “all-in-one” kit that is meant to get a novice developer up and running in a development environment as quickly as possible. Acting as […]
Not to be confused with Movember which is infinitely cooler (because it involves mustaches) than Move-ember which sucks (because it doesn’t involve mustaches.) I can report that we have successfully moved me from my apartment in Westchester to Brooklyn. From the second Friday of November until now, I’ve been scrambling to gather my earthly possessions […]
I took some time today and posted two of the lightning talks I did for the online team here at work. They probably don’t mean much to you unless you were actually at the presentation though.
At my job at American Express Publishing in New York City, I’m doing Ruby on Rails development and I was hired to help with the redesign of FoodAndWine.com. The production site is currently running Cold Fusion and MS SQL and the team is employed with the task of creating a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Ruby […]
This has been a pain in the ass for the past 2 weeks for me. At work I do a combination of iPhone objective-C programming and Ruby on Rails programming. Just about everything broke and I’ve been pulling my hair out and patching things with scotch tape just to get it into some kind of […]
I’ve been promising this for a while but with regular life and headaches taking over my free time… I have been less than productive. But fear not! I DO have an update. I think I basically have the first version of the “Blogenning” software I’ve been talking so much about right now. For the time […]