March Refresh With Ruby

January and February were harsh. My grandfather caught the flu and very slowly passed over a couple weeks without food or water. I drove back and forth between Indianapolis and Detroit every week to help my grandmother, book hotel rooms and cater meals for 30+ family members for the whole weekend of the funeral.

Needless to say, this derailed my 2017 goals for freebies and working towards my full stack certification. But I’m not giving up. When I feel back to normal, I’ll return to making more freebies and my second project on Free Code Camp.

I really needed a pattern interrupt from clawing my way back to being on top of all my projects at work so why not learn Ruby? Hahah.

Typing the word “help” might have been the most cathartic moment of this week.

I spent an evening dabbling in Ruby starting with Try Ruby for something silly to do and it was been fun, except:

Middle school boys all over again.

Editing a poem about toast into one about Solomon was pretty good too.

Anyway, I finished the Ruby intro and poked around Code School some more, but I like Free Code Camp better. I don’t need badges to be motivated to learn more and I want to see where I can get on a free platform first

I also did the Ruby in Twenty Minutes tutorial on the Ruby language site which was interesting because I did it in Mac’s Terminal app.

What code learning platforms (free, freemium, or paid) have you tried? Did you like them?

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