I have finished learning Ruby online at codecademy.com and I do feel a lot more confident in my skills at this point. The last few lessons made more sense because I took extra time to understand each lesson. Now I’ll be continuing on to start the final project. I’m looking for ways to simplify the project, meaning it will probably not be very elaborate. I think the final project should be a way for me to experiment, practice, and share my knowledge. I will try not to spend too much time making the program user-friendly or aesthetically pleasing.
Because I will model my to-do list project after other little projects I did throughout the Codecademy course, creating the project itself won’t be too difficult,.The biggest challenge I can foresee is learning how to actually run the program. The course didn’t go over how to get your code to run outside of the course website, so I will have to look for tutorials to show me how to do this. My minimal research so far tells me I should be able to use Terminal to run it, but so far I have not been able to find clear instructions explaining how to do this.
I will be presenting on Friday, Oct. 13th. By then I will need to have finished the to-do list program, figured out how to get it to run, and gone over my presentation. It seems like a lot of work for only one day, but I believe I will be able to get it all done.