Ruby on Rails has been kicking my butt! If you’ve been following my blog you know that I haven’t necessarily been loving Ruby on Rails so far, but the past week has really changed how I feel about it.
The Ruby on Rails basics section of the Odin Project featured a short course from Code School [which didn’t play nicely with my laptop, so I actually abandoned it extremely early on!], a couple of articles, and some videos. What took up most of my time on this section [and what helped me the most] was a basic tutorial from Ruby on Rails Guides. The instruction provided on the Odin Project’s page said we didn’t need to actually build the app ourselves, but I found it really helpful to build it along with the tutorial. [In fact, I found it most helpful when I actually typed everything out, instead of copying the code from the tutorial page… admittedly, I did end up making a couple typos!]
I have to put my hands up and say that I didn’t really know what was going on for a lot of the time in the tutorial, but the fact that I was able to resolve a couple of issues so quickly [even if they were simple ones] has really boosted my confidence and enthusiasm for Ruby on Rails.
Unfortunately, I haven’t uploaded this anywhere for you guys to poke about with [or try to break! 😛 -kidding!] – because I was just following along with a tutorial I didn’t want to show it off as much as I will with the next projects.
Hope everyone else is feeling as optimistic about their next projects!
Has anyone else started out really not liking a language, and changed their mind after working with it?