This will be my weekly blog, and I
decided to talk about my likes and dislikes of this weeks assignments.
Starting with my likes, I found that using skype and being able to chat
with the class and receive help from the teacher turned out to be really
helpful. I wish more professors would use skype to get in contact with
students. This class has also pushed me into signing up for Linkedin. I
should have signed up for that a long time ago, but never got around to
it. Making it a requirement gave me the push I need to finally sign up
for it. I know that Linkedin may help me find a job in the future.
contrast to what I really liked about this week, I continually ran
into a lot of problems. My first problem was when Firefox kept throwing
errors on Ruby. I should remember to step back and take a look at the
big picture as a better programmer. The solution was found by Sam and
myself to switch to Google Chrome. My second problem then became the Git
tutorial. I ran into a similar problem, in where it asked me to sign up
for Git, which I did, but then the tutorial wouldn't let me past the
part where it asked me to sign up. I decided to look at the chat and
found that Bronson Tanaka found a solution by closing it out and
continuing through Code School. The solution worked and I was able to
finish. So although I did run into a lot of technical issues, the
technical issues in turn taught me to be a better programmer by thinking
out of the box.
Thanks for listening,