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Notes: Accelerated Learning

  • How to learn quickly

Set specifically what you want to do

  • Get specific to minimize the goal at hand
  • ie, I want to code a calculator program
  • ie, I want to order food at a French restaurant totally in French
  • Application: For Lindsey,...

Hiring Mixer for DevWeek in San Francisco

Just Finished with the DevWeek Hiring Mixer

Man it was AWESOME! I was really apprehensive at first because I don’t have much confidence in my skill at the moment, but going there has smashed all my apprehension and I’m more excited to get shit done...

Inquiry: essential skills for a coder?

I’m learning to code and I’ve been working on learning Rails for a couple years. It’s been a great experience, but now is the time where I actually try to find a job.

One thing I can say is “The scariest thing is thinking that coding skill is something...

POODR Ch 3 summary Part 2

continuing from…

Remove Argument-Order Dependencies

  • Isolate Multiparameter Initialization

module SomeFramework
  class Gear
    attr_reader :chainring, :cog, :wheel
    def initialize(chainring, cog, wheel)
      @chainring = chainring

POODR Ch 3 summary Part 1

POODR ch 3 Managing Dependencies


YouTubeVideo of CodeNewbie meeting



  • I made some files with tests to see if you can refactor the initial Gear and Wheel implementations...

POODR Ch 2 Summary

Ch 2 Summary “Designing Classes with a Single Responsibility


  • Keep Class Structure simple
    • do something Right Now (this easy), but Change Later (this is hard)

Deciding what belongs in a class

  • Organization is difficult...

Pragmatic Thinking and Learning Recipes

Stolen from Pragmatic Thinking and Learning. Please buy the book, it’s awesome.

Recipes from Pragmatic Thinking and Learning

  1. Always consider the context.
  2. Use rules for novices, intuition for experts.
  3. Know what you don’t know.
  4. Learn by watching...

POODR Ch 1 Summary


  • Examples of procedural and object oriented featuristics presented. Procedural and OOP compared. Objects tend to have it’s own behavior and order of execution in contrast to procedural that’s executed more line by line.

  • This...

My First Interview

After my first developer interview, I had an “inspiration” to make a toy blog app to see if I could implement a News Feed feature where the News Feed would display the last six “things” I did.

Tea Leaf Course 3 Week 6 part 2 notes

Tea Leaf Academy Course 3 Lesson 6 Part 2

  • This part of the lesson involves adding new videos for Admin actors (Admin roles were from lesson 6 part 1)
    • It’s involved with AWS S3 accounts and carrierwave for file upload.


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