Josiah

Location:

Kansas City, MO
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Member since:

January 2, 2014

What do you most want to learn about Ruby/Rails?

I would like to learn more about the ViewModel, functional programming in Ruby, and interfacing Ruby with non-relational databases such as MongoDB.

Do have a project you need help with? If so, where's the repo?

Not yet, but I will soon (still on the experimentation and research phase with my personal projects).

Which online resources have helped you the most?

the RailsAPI, jQuery API, the Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl, the Ruby online documentation, Project Euler.

What's the one tip you'd give to Ruby newbies?

Learn the basic libraries, starting with Array, Enumerator, Hash, and String. Do project Euler problems to practice using these libraries, and solve each problem as generically as possible and in several different ways. (try first an imperative/OO approach, then try to implement a functional approach, then try to do so without introducing mutable state, etc.). This is a great way to see what a language excels at and what it's weaknesses are.

Where's your favorite place to get a coffee/drink in KC? i.e. Where would you like to have a Meetup?

Tea Drops, Westport Coffee House, Opera House Food Emp.

Introduction

I am currently programming a RoR app in the industry. I started coding in embedded systems and desktop programming.


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