I ran across the Flatiron School of programming a while back, and I thought it was pretty cool. They have a “pre-work” list of resources for their web development course. I expect it is quite good.
I ran across Flatiron school when I listened to a podcast the founder of the school did. I think it is pretty inspiring.
OK, enjoy learning to program. I’m pretty excited for you!
p.s. This post was based on an email reply I wrote to a reader of this blog who asked me for some resources to start learning Ruby on Rails.
I’m very excited to let you all know that registration is open for the code retreat organized by Prairie Dev Con. Go register here.
I always get excited for code retreats. If you have time and want to know more before you sign up, you can read my previous posts about them here and here, or get in touch and I’ll try to convince ya 🙂
Most attendees reported having fun last night at the TDD Kata 1 session at SkullSpace, the latest Winnipeg PHP UG meetup. 😉
Here’s the code we produced last night, plus a very basic example of how to make functions throw exceptions in PHP that we did not get to last night.
Do you have an implementation I could learn from?
Awesome little collection of videos that attempt to teach programming through fun.
I stumbled across this fun course: Programming Abstractions. It’s sort of like a Data Structures and Algorithms course our two Universities here offer ( offered? ).
Particularly having fun with writing solutions to the lab “sections” and assignments. Will I actually dare to write some of the solutions in C++?
How TDD and Pairing Increase Production
GeePawHill attempts to create common sense.
I don’t know about you, but I always get a bit excited when I get to use PHP’s magic methods.
Here’s an implementation I did at work for a class which contains multiple functions whose result needs to only be “calculated” every few minutes, but the results could be retrieved many times by different people within that period ( i.e. the functions are “cachable” ).
See it here.
I knew I wasn’t the only one so excited about the upcoming Code Retreat to want to get together with others before the event and prepare!
After getting a hold of xorrbit on Freenode and a short conversation, we arranged to prepare for the Code Retreat at SkullSpace next Thursday at 6pm.
Andrew will talk about code retreat in general, and about CoffeeScript – his preferred language for the event.
Code Retreat is coming up again, this time at SkullSpace. Learn more and register to attend!
Here are a couple of links to posts and code I created around last year’s Code Retreat:
Lately, I’ve been programming with Python when I have a choice, so Python and DocTest will be my #1 environment of choice.
I hope to see You, and learn from You there!
I blogged about setting up my dev environment for the Code Retreat event over at the Glacier Ag Web blog.