Mar. 7th, 2013


Mar. 7th, 2013 12:04 pm
carene_waterman: An image of the Carina Nebula (Default)
That was fast. I bashed my way through the lessons on using the Command Line in two sessions over two days. (see my previous post for details)

It was fun, and I managed to dredge up some things from the dusty, dark recesses of my mind I knew already.

The tone of the instruction is stroppy, and I can see how that might put some people off. If you need stroking and gold stars and woots, you might not like this. I loved it.

I just wish it went on in more depth, but it makes me think his Ruby the Hard Way book might be for me.

Bash! I have conquered Terminal (on easy level anyway).
carene_waterman: An image of the Carina Nebula (Default)
I'm getting back into the JavaScript. I really like the Eloquent Javascript book and online learning system.

When I worked on it before, it really brought home how Codeacademy's methods tech you to mimic code without learning it in any conceptual way. This can be okay for very beginner stuff, but it gets to a point where you're not learning, just copying forms.

I hit a wall in Eloquent, and decided to redo one of the basic projects and then ran out of any free time. I'm just going to start over. I will report back!


carene_waterman: An image of the Carina Nebula (Default)

July 2014

2021 22 2324 2526

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 06:52 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios