Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails

I have been so busy these last few weeks that I’ve not been able to post!  We have one more lesson tomorrow, and then our final project on whatever tech we’d like to use.

In the last few weeks we’ve learned Ruby, Ruby on Rails and completed a group project. My group did a wedding planner project which was fun to work on, and came together quite well considering!


React JS

This week we’re learning React, which is hard to wrap my head around, but I know all I need is reps and practice.  I’d love to be able to get that down as much as Javascript. I love how fast and responsive it is.

Now I need to think of something for my fourth and final project!  Also need to get my portfolio up and running.

This week we continued working with node.js for our backend. We installed a few npm modules such as express and mustache (a popular template system for Javascript), and body-parser so that we can work with JSON.  We started to work on integrating creating routes in express, and tying them into our PostgreSQL database.  Routing and rendering are a little bit fuzzy at the moment, but I know with practice I’ll understand it more and more.  We are closer to creating a full CRUD app, which I believe will be our next project.

I’ve also started to think about doing my portfolio and other site projects.  Not sure how to lay it out yet, but I’ll let myself have some fun with CSS and JQuery!

Week four came and went, with much learning as always! We started to learn node.js and express, as well as PostgresSQL.  We usually learn something new in the afternoons, then work on other tech we’ve learned and practice in the mornings. Same with homework (each day). We also learned how to install modules with npm for nodejs. Learning ajax was interesting, as I was always curious how that works. Things are starting to click more, so I’m grateful for that.

Onto week five!