Lesson Learned: Model First

I've completed the Michael Hartl Rails Tutorial and started my own web application this week. Check out my latest deploy on Heroku or the code on my GitHub. My goal is to build a similar type of social media app, but with slightly different models focused more on groups. I made a lot of progress with… Continue reading Lesson Learned: Model First

Portfolio Website with jQuery  and Bootstrap

Here's a working draft of a portfolio website for a graphic designer, or check out the code on GitHub. Though I've been spending most of my time with Rails, I spent some time at the end of the day creating a website with AJAX through JQuery. I plan to add more Javascript features while keeping… Continue reading Portfolio Website with jQuery and Bootstrap

Progress with Ruby on Rails

My recent focus has been on learning more features on Rails and I am about 2/3 of the way through Michael Hartl's  Ruby on Rails Tutorial book. Check out the current state of the sample application on Heroku, or take a look at my code on github. In particular I've been focused on sessions, cookies, authentication,… Continue reading Progress with Ruby on Rails

Mini App Collection with Sinatra

As my Heroku account fills up, I set out on a side project to combine my smaller projects into a single simple portfolio. Check out the app on heroku here or the code is up on github. The project gave me experience assembling the separate Ruby, Javascript, and styling files into a single structure. I… Continue reading Mini App Collection with Sinatra

Building an App with Sinatra

Today I completed my first web application with RSpec and a GUI without following a tutorial. Check out what I built here, hosted on Heroku. There was guidance in the tips in the instructions, but I worked through the cycle of implementing, checking error messages, and Googling for solutions when needed. The project was expanding… Continue reading Building an App with Sinatra