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Rails: Toes dipped and The Water is Fine

Okay, so, as noted in my previous post, I was going full steam at rails. It has been about a week and I have my tutorials working, my Lynda and Treehouse accounts fired up…but even as went at it full go, I found myself caught in a snag. Time after time. After hours and hours enduring various training videos and online tutorials, I could follow along just fine, but it occurred to me that I was not “learning” anything. Although I could do the task, in the end, I did not understand what I was doing. I mean, there was only so many times some person on a video could tell me some word I have never heard of without explaining what it was. So, my paid accounts, like Lynda and Treehouse, sent me running to the web, hitting Stack Overflow and other places to get explanations. It wasn’t until I landed on http://ruby.railstutorial.org/, that everything sort of clicked. http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ takes you through the process of app creation to deployment…and best of all, it EXPLAINS what you are doing. So far, http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ has been an invaluable tool. I am now, glad to say, not just a handsome fellow, but one who has an app on git and Heroku.

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Cebo CampbellCreative Director at Misfit Inc, proud dad, and world traveler. Grateful every day for every thing.

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  • December 4, 2012

    Cebo,
    Glad to see you enjoying ruby! I haven’t been to that site, but I will check it out. Thanks!


  • by curtis
    July 30, 2013

    Hi Cebo,
    How is your rails going? I just started learning Ruby on Rails a few months ago and am really enjoying how it works. The only issue I had is deploying to Heroku.


    • by Cebo Campbell
      July 31, 2013

      Yeah, Heroku was a little tricky. But, I have enjoyed it so far. It is fun for me to sort of stretch out and learn something completely foreign to me. But the rails community has been really responsive in helping. I have already started building my own applications. In your first few months, have you made anything yet?

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I get asked quite often what I do for a living. The simple answer is, I make stuff. I make stuff with my bare hands, with code, with colors, with words. I aid in making the people around me realize their optimum selves. I make my mother proud. I try to make my kids happy and encourage them to contribute more than they consume. I make sure self comes first. I make money. I make my own luck. I make a pretty solid french toast. And I do all that I can everyday to make the world better than it was yesterday.

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I get asked quite often what I do for a living. The simple answer is, I make stuff. I make stuff with my bare hands, with code, with colors, with words. I aid in making the people around me realize their optimum selves. I make my mother proud. I try to make my kids happy and encourage them to contribute more than they consume. I make sure self comes first. I make money. I make my own luck. I make a pretty solid french toast. And I do all that I can everyday to make the world better than it was yesterday.

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