When I first started this blog, I was learning Ruby and I loved it.
This was before starting freeCodeCamp or Zed Shaw’s Learn Python the Hard Way series 1.
When I decided I wanted to program for a living, I found some meetups and went to my first one in 2014, Code & Supply where Ruby was the topic; getting it set up on our systems and writing a pretty simple Ruby program.
Ruby was so simple. Take this, for example:
class MyClass def initialize(name, age) @name = name @age = age end end
If you know anything at all about OOP, you know what is happening here.
Where the beauty of Ruby lies is in its eerily easy to read syntax.
creates a class where we’ll hold all our objects and methods.
def: define. Here we are defining a method
initialize with two local variables
age. We assign them to the instance variables
@age in order to use them outside of the object’s scope. We end the method and class with the
Outside of the OOP instance variable syntax, this is super easy to read and understand.
It is 10pm and I really need to get to bed soon. But I just wanted a chance to write about how patient the team at The Practical Dev has been with me as I learn the ropes.
On-boarding was a breeze and I have already started digging into the codebase.
My first day was fraught with nerves and expectations that I had for myself 2. Remembering that I am not the sole developer on a project and I have a team to refer to is taking some getting used to. The team is great and I definitely ask questions: have never been shy about that. I am just so damn shy and quiet. This is something I am working on.
They even purchased a lower lumbar cushion and keyboard for me, which I can purchase when I move on.
It has been a great first week so far and I am looking forward to the weeks to come.