Steven Brooks' Blog

Student @Flatiron School


Last Friday, myself and 31 other students graduated from The Flatiron School. It was a fantastic 12 weeks and an excellent start to my programming career. We also Karaoke’d a lot Friday night and I still don’t have much of a voice so that probably won’t help all my interviews this week.

Either way I wanted to make a quick post today about some of my goals for the near future.

I feel strong with ruby, I feel I can make anything in ruby, but I also feel weak specifically in meta programming ruby. So on my current to-do list, meta programming in ruby is for certain up there at the top.

Although I spent a good amount of time blogging about and working on my Workout App, I have decided to put that on the back burner for a while. One of the things I got out of working on this application was the javascript and jQuery work. Those are also very high on my list. Last week I completed the first section of the Code Avenger’s javascript tutorial. I have to say this style of tutorial blows all other tutorials out of the water. Because I know ruby I really needed a javascript tutorial which would be a stickler on syntax. Avengers is very good at that and I just wish they would create third level for javascript which is supposed to focus on objects, GUI’s, and events.

Another thing that is high on my list is blogging. As I get heavy into the interviewing process there will be questions I am asked to which I do not know the answer to. I would like to blog about specific questions that I do not know the answer to.