- Posted On April 19, 2012
- Written By Masen Marshall
So I’m back, one ridiculous job hunt later, not dead.
I had some unfortunate bumps in the road but I ended up with a great position at the most badass hosting company known to man. I would name names and get all gloaty but I’m not sure I should be doing that, plus you can probably figure it out from the description above
On to some actual content!
In between these two jobs I have roughly a month to do whatever I want with. Part of whatever I want to do is watch copious amounts of Netflix and space out on my couch, the other part is diving into Ruby on Rails.
I fell in love with ruby several months ago and have slowly been trying to replace some of the bash scripting I do with Ruby, old habits die hard though and progress has been slow. I have however always wanted a web language/framework to call my own outside of quick forays into PHP to solve some problem here or there, and I’ve made it my mission during my month of laziness to acquire one.
Already knowing some ruby but needing a refresher I started out with the awesome Try Ruby by Why The Lucky Stiff over at Code School ( which is frakking awesome, by the by ). This is a super quick/fun way to get up to speed on ruby basics. If you want to give the language a shot it’s definitely something to invest 15 minutes in.
After conquering Try Ruby I moved on to Rails For Zombies. It took me two days with about 2 or 3 hours each day to finish. That might be longer than the average time to complete but I spent alot of time going back over things and re-watching the content to get it crammed into my brain. It was an absolutely amazing experience and left me with a the taste of blood (rails) and a strong desire to learn more.
I’ve since moved on to several different books. I’m going to try and write up some reviews or at least tiny recommendations in the next few days for those interested. I’m also going to try and get back to some of the series I wanted to write for this blog while I have some time to work.
TL;DR – I’m back, Gonna write stuff, Rails is sexy, New job, <3