Last week marked the halfway point for gSchool. We had our second assessments, using the instructions from the Intermediate Scrabble repo and requirements.
Last week, we finished up our Dinner Dash project in Rails. It was a great first dive into Rails, and I had a lot of fun learning about ActiveRecord, ActiveSupport, and all of the helper methods.
It’s amazing to look back on my time here at gSchool and realize that at this point in time, if I were in a shorter bootcamp program, I’d be graduating today.
I had a few issues installing Rails for the first time with PostgreSQL locally, and since the problems I was having as a newbie in both were not well-documented on the internet, I thought I’d post a rundown of what happened and how I fixed it.
This week, we started a quick-turnaround project in Sinatra called Clone Wars. Our challenge was to pick one of five local businesses, build a CMS for their existing types of content, and then scrape their existing website into our database — all in three days.
Our latest project, finished last week, was IdeaBox. As mentioned in a previous post, we started building the project from a tutorial, without tests, and went from there.
This past week at gSchool, we had our first assessment. We were offered a problem, in this case, the building blocks of the Scrabble game, which included a short guide
This week, we started using Sinatra to build a web application. At the start of the week, we built WebGuesser, a random-number guessing site
This past week at gSchool, we broke out into groups based on how comfortable we felt with the projects we had done and the techniques and methods used in them.
Our most recent project at gSchool, called SalesEngine, was quite a stretch for a lot of us in the class.