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  1. Sasha
    July 6, 2016 @ 6:48 am

    Hi Adrianne! Recently I have been doing the same thing as you and using my website as a learning journal and I feel it’s important to share the knowledge because that’s how I learnt. It’s great to see another similar site, I’m a bit of a code junkie so it’d be awesome to chat with others about it. I would love to exchange links, I’ll add you now 🙂

    I’ve never used Ruby on Rails, how are you finding it? We use .NET/C# at my workplace (a couple of WordPress sites too). I highly recommend Code Academy: https://www.codecademy.com/ This month I have been learning a lot of SASS and now implementing BEM CSS methodology in projects.

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    • Adrianne
      July 6, 2016 @ 8:33 am

      Hi Sasha, thanks for stopping by! I went ahead and added you to my Exits section (under “Tuts”). 🙂

      I actually started getting my hands dirty with Ruby (not Ruby on Rails, just Ruby LOL) on CodeAcademy first, but back then, it was still brand-new so I kinda lost touch with Ruby. Also, for some reason, I’m having trouble retaining what I’ve learned from CodeAcademy, Udemy, SitePoint, and Code School (I postponed my Treehouse subscription for the time being) and I thought that maybe I needed something a lot more “real world hands on” with some live help and decided to go back to Skillcrush.

      I went for the Ruby on Rails route because it seemed easier to learn than PHP or Javascript LOL (even until now I’m still having trouble with Javascript, but I got the idea on jQuery. I wonder how that worked LOL). I’m currently going through Free Code Camp (http://freecodecamp.com) also to learn Javascript, but haven’t had the time to get back to it as of late. The Skillcrush Ruby on Rails class doesn’t start till Monday (7/11), but looking forward to it! I also dabbled with Sass a little bit. I’ve heard of BEM CSS before but haven’t gotten around to reading it. Thanks for reminding me LOL!

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      • Sasha
        July 7, 2016 @ 2:13 am

        I’m exactly the same. I’m hopeless at web courses, it just goes in one ear and out the other. I find practising with projects and actually making something is the best way I learn.

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        • Adrianne
          July 7, 2016 @ 6:17 pm

          Another thing that also makes me lose interest/motivation to continue learning is if something basic (ie. installation, etc.) isn’t working very well with your computer. You get so frustrated, you just want to beat up your computer for not working well LOL. But I agree, being hands-on is the best way for me to learn. I’m glad that some of these classes do allow you to create your own projects and apply them. 🙂

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  2. Mikari
    July 6, 2016 @ 5:28 pm

    I remember seeing an episode of RWBY but never really got into it. I know what it’s like getting distracted, though for me it’s wanting to spend more time on art and hopefully be good at it one day. Good luck with all your classes!

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    • Adrianne
      July 6, 2016 @ 6:03 pm

      I saw one episode of RWBY a few years ago and I dunno, lost touch LOL. But I did remember Ruby Rose and instead of using a stock photo of ruby gems, I decided to use her to write about Ruby on Rails LOL. I too want to spend more time on art and be good at it too, though primarily with lettering (zen art is just for stress relief LOL) and maybe some illustrations too. ^^

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