On 31 Ιαν 2013, at 20:15 , Colby C. [email protected]
I have started learning Ruby this past week and have down the basics of loops,
filters, strings, arrays, hashes, functions, etc.
Since I have no professional experience with the language, I figured I would
complete a few projects on my own and see if I can get hired somewhere.
What kinds of small projects might a beginning Ruby programmer take on that
would demonstrate enough skill to get hired? Is Ruby code enough or would it have
to be an actual Rails app?
p.s. I have no idea how to deploy a rails application - environment seems
impossible to set up - yes I have followed more than 5 tutorials exactly. Prob
doesn’t help I’m on a Windows 64 bit machine as it seems certain dll files and
other things get messed up easily.
Mind you, I’m not an expert. Actually, I’m a newbe/amateur programmer
and I’ve received 2 job offers just because I put some lines of code
with sinatra and sqlite on github. Of course I didn’t take the job
because I’m not a programmer.
However, in my view apart from your own projects, it would “pay a lot”
to get active and involved with current “hot projects” like octopress
(instead building your own static website generator), nokogiri (ruby
gem), ROR, spree (e-commerce solution) and so on. As for your own
project, I’d do gladly something I need not something just for the
sake of doing it.
Panagiotis (atmosx) Atmatzidis
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