July 7, 2014
Handed in due work. I’m a bit burned out from crunch time. On holiday this week so mostly catching up on reading.
Also read/watched more on cryptography from the interesting coursera course. I was on the heartbleed email list at work, and read around about SSL at that time, so I’ve been meaning to deepen my knowledge.
Ah so much to learn, and not enough time.
June 27, 2014
I’m not feeling that confident with the work i’ve done in the last two weeks since work has been busy and i’ve been sick. However I have actually still coded a lost and studied a lot. So confidence! and progress!
Yay go coding!
I am really looking forward to the next quarter. And I must book some holidays and chill for a bit.
June 17, 2014
I’m still going through stuff about the EU Directive on Consumer Rights.
I received an invite to Quibb. Its an interesting work based social network. Or more correctly there are some cool people in the network. I don’t see a lot of discussion, it seems to be more link sharing but I like it.
No ruby today. Just ASP.net and c#. I want to rebuild some of this with ruby on rails when I’m more comfortable with it. I have a feeling it will be a lot faster.
I’m sure there was something else I did today that involved something new that I wanted to mention but with the heat, and lack of sleep I’m forgetting it.
June 16, 2014
Its very hot, this weather. The git tutorial is nicely filling in some gaps. I’m up to lab 16.
I don’t feel like doing more ruby today. I’m sleepy and too warm.
So I think I’ll mess around with c# today.
June 15, 2014
I looked into “One month rails” and so far have decided not to try that. Like the chris pine book i’m probably passed most of what it can offer.
Instead I spent some time fixing my git ignore not to sent ssh files to github and fixing the connection to heroku for the new ssh keys. That’s all working correctly now. I’m going to finish the git immersion tutorial. I’ve been using it for a while using the github tutorial but I’m still not confident with it so maybe that will help. I’m not sure if it covers branching/removing files but that’s the bit I could do with more practice with.
I’ve started reading the beginning of Hartl’s tutorial. Hartl tutorial is for Rails 4. So I better finish my Rails 3 material first.
June 12, 2014
Finished Rails for Zombies. So starting back working on the Rails project this evening.
June 11, 2014
I’m not really that fond of code schools rails for zombies course. Its doesnt seem as good as the codecademy track. I prefer the material and exercises more tightly coupled. Rather than the lecture up front and the exercises after. I don’t really find the material is presented all that well either. I wouldnt want to have to rely on this for anything.
But I have a bunch of material on rails to get through after this, and going through any material/exercises is better than nothing. So I might as well finish it up before moving on. Starting Level 5 this evening.
I was reading through the information on the “Directive on Consumer Rights” coming into affect this week (13th June) and it hit me today and probably everyone who needs to know about this doesnt know about it. Its easy to forget when you are in the global eCommerce loop, how many people don’t have the benefit of hearing about these changes.
June 10, 2014
Chapter 6 of engineering software as a service has information on it too, so that might help. I’ll go through that this weekend.
Tonight continuing on with the railsforzombie tutorial. Starting from level 3. I’m feeling more confident as a programmer. But it’s difficult though as impostor syndrome still hits pretty hard. I’m just reminding myself I’m technical and programming is all about creating a lot of things in each language. Once you have done that your fine.
June 9, 2014
I through Ruby OOP1 in the codecademy course, and onto OOP2.
OOP2 completed. Onto rails for zombies part 3.
June 8, 2014
Didn’t get the time I would have liked this week for Ruby on Rails. I had a presentation to give on Agile, Scrum and Kanban. Last Technical presentation this quarter thankfully, as I still have another work project to complete in June.
The talk and workshop, went well and received favorable reviews. I spoke to everyone in the workshop and they were engaged and asked interesting questions. I’m liking Google Presentation, the more I work with it. It’s nice to skip that step of attaching the slides when emailing a group of people after the presentation.
For Ruby on Rails. I still intend to finish the codecademy track. I have to complete OOP1 and OOP2 and i’m done. Maybe I’ll get through it today?
Then Rails for Zombies part 3 onwards. Then back to the project in Ruby 1.9 and Rails 3 and finish that.
I am finding it more comfortable to use the ruby way after covering it in the tutorial. Rather than what I was doing previously which was more C# in ruby, or basically what Google told me was the ruby method for doing a particular thing.
For C#, I’ll need to finish the SpecFlow stuff but that’s going well. I’ve successful tests using Selenium Webdriver in SpecFlow running.
All and all with the work trip this week and visitors on Saturday, I was only programming for about 8 hours this week in the evenings. So a slow week.