My Daydreams

All the silly things that goes in this small space

Learning Ruby

Finally I’ve taken my first paid plunge into learning Ruby language. For the next 7 weeks I’ll be totally immersed in coding Ruby under the guidance of Satish Talim.

Even thought I’m using Ruby professionally, I’m far away from even being called an intermediate developer in it. It all started as helping out testers once in a while and soon I fell in love with the language. In order to be more able, I’ve been through Codecademy Ruby track which gave me nice jumpstart to what I was doing at work. I languished at various other sites and tutorials before I decided it’s better to take some professional help and shell out some moolah.

I had been reading Ruby Learning blog for some time now and was waiting for their next batch to start. I was still in dilemma between above and Pragmatic Studio. Eventually, it all boiled down to cost of course and since I could afford this without reiterating my monthly budget, it was a clear winner.

Along with this, I’m planning to do some code katas at Code Wars and also learn some more stuff at Ruby Monk.

I see myself as a better Ruby Developer and a step closer to get that Rails Developer job after this course. Lets hope for the best.

30 Days of JavaScript

I was first introduced to Javascript back in 2007 for one of my Web Development class. By any standards that was late and even then I wasn’t much interested in learning it.

Things changed when I chanced upon JQuery. For me it was that easy way out which I was always searching for. Even though I could write JS code, it was bad and many a times I would resort to JQuery.

I could say things have changed for better now and these days I could write far better JS code. And in order to make myself a better programmer, I have decided to finally take a plunge and dedicate this whole month in learning pure JavaScript.

I’ll be going along the following route –

I know a month is long time to devote to JS, but my plan is to devote enough time to not miss on any concepts and I’d be trying to cram in JQuery and probably Node.js

If all goes well next month it is Meteor.js

Hello World

My first post using Octopress and me being so called dev, what better way to introduce yourself than to write a ‘Hello World’.

My plans at least for this blog is to continue writing regularly and make it more technical oriented.