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Ruby's Object Ancestors

Two weeks ago, I completed the Flatiron School web development immersive (woot!), and three weeks from now, I’ll be starting a position as an instructor at Flatiron, coaching students through Ruby  fundamentals (among many other topics) that I was learning four months ago. 264 more words

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Using the Spotify API

Last week, I completed my final project at Flatiron, a React-Redux app with a Rails API.*

My team decided to also make use of the Spotify API for our app,  565 more words

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Chrome JS Console Basics

My Flatiron cohort has switched from “Ruby mode” to “Javascript mode” for the second half of our program, and among the many changes that come with programming in a different language, one that immediately stood out to me was my set of debugging tools. 507 more words

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Intro to APIs

Over the holidays, I built a mini Rails app using OMDb, a movie database, to find a summary, IMDb rating, and genres for a movie based on its title.  485 more words

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Latency & Bandwith

While working on Udacity’s Intro to CS a few months ago, I first came across the term latency. This week, I looked back into the topic and discovered ‘latency vs bandwidth,’ an apparently oft’ misunderstood pairing of concepts that both relate to network performance. 486 more words

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Ruby: Using Directories

Until this past week, my coding hadn’t expanded much past a repl environment. Last Monday, that changed very quickly because I started an immersive web development program at the Flatiron School. 372 more words

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Ruby vs Javascript Syntax

I’ve played around with three languages since starting to learn to code: Python, Ruby, and Javascript. Ruby and Javascript have become my main focus lately, but even with a narrowed field, I still get mixed up between the syntax of the two languages. 42 more words

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