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Rails: Toes dipped and The Water is Fine

Written by Cebo Campbell on December 4th   •   3 Comments »

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, that everything sort of clicked. takes you through the process of app creation to deployment…and best of all, it EXPLAINS what you are doing. So far, 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.

Fist pump.

3 responses on “Rails: Toes dipped and The Water is Fine

  1. Dennis Keefe says:

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

  2. curtis says:

    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.

  3. Cebo Campbell says:

    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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