Beginning my Programming Journal
One day, I might be good enough to actually share something novel with you. For now, this is just a journal of what I’m learning and messing around with. We’ll start with a few regrets. A few things I wish I had done or learned a couple years ago when I started teaching myself to build web applications:
- I wish I had used Pry from the very beginning. Oh the hours I’ve lost. Using Pry to debug your Ruby code might be obvious to just about any Ruby developer, but when you’re on the self taught island and every tutorial or blog post you read talks about another essential tool, sometimes you heed the advice you shouldn’t and dismiss something that could have saved you days of your life.
- I wish I had been blogging/journaling this whole time so I had a cleaner record of the wide variety of topics I’ve covered and the definite progress I HAVE actually made.
Alright, that’s enough of the regretting. Moving on.