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  1. knoc268
    07-08-2015 08:04 AM
    I have an engineering degree and I really don't like the line of work I've found myself in.

    Honestly I am thinking of signing up for one of the Udacity Nanodegrees (Full Stack). I know I could learn everything on my own but I think having set projects and then having them graded would be very beneficial for me and help keep me engaged/motivated as opposed to this endless overwhelming feeling of not knowing whether my code is good or not.

    You seem to have a good look out on life. I'm actually leaving my current job in about a week to pursue this stuff full time. Hopefully I can pull it off before I go broke!
  2. knoc268
    07-06-2015 12:37 PM
    I'm finding Rails to be a much more entertaining way to make websites at the moment. I started with Front End and became really bored of it, I'm struggling to finish a project I decided to redesign for a friend. I guess I could take a few hours and see how far I could get building it in Rails, it would have some benefits but in other areas seems like the wrong tool for the job.

    I seem to like the back end more, so I am just going to keep jumping around a bit. After I finish my projects I am going to work through Eloquent JavaScript so I can put together a fancy portfolio. Then I'm going back to RoR with the Rails Tutorials to build out some apps I have in mind. Then I'll plan on learning databases more and finally the MEAN stack.

    I was thinking of skipping RoR and focusing on the MEAN stack but I think I'll be able to enter the market easier with Rails experience and even if that isn't true I'll be able to understand what the MEAN stack provides that Rails doesn't and vice versa.

    I have the hardest time with CSS, or even Sass, it never works the way I want it to and it doesn't entertain me enough to figure it out. I have a really hard time not just walking away from it.

    All in all I think I have noticed I am more interested in programming than web development, so the backend might be what's right for me.
  3. knoc268
    07-03-2015 06:58 PM
    How much experience do you have right now? Are you also interested in Ruby on Rails?

    I'm about to start working on Eloquent JavaScript, but it focuses heavily on programming at first in a way that crushes some people's souls. It's very dense at times and you have to go over chapters a few times to really get it. Very hands on and testing your skills constantly. But effective as you can imagine.

    Otherwise I would recommend starting with Code Academy.

    There is also You Don't Know JS which is a book series that you can read for free on GitHub. I really liked the first book. Very hands off but much easier to read and understand the deeper knowledge quickly. (Unfortunately the books aren't outlined similarly so it would be hard to pair them.)

    Honestly here is what I wish I did:
    - everything on
    - Eloquent JavaScript
    - Learn AngularJS (I don't have any recommendations at this point.)
    - Start playing around with all of the fun technologies.

    You'll have a really strong knowledge of the foundation. My problem is that I've been at work with nothing to do a lot recently so I have had more time to spend learning what things do theoretically as opposed to learning how to actually work with them. (I've never been on a computer with more locked down admin rights than this one. It's utterly impressive and oppressive a the same time.)

    Sorry, there goes the rambling skills.
  4. 24601
    Does anyone really keep their cool under pressure?
  5. GrlSailorAngele
    01-18-2013 01:16 PM
    Yes; I hate it when I do that, but sometimes I can't help it.
  6. GrlSailorAngele
    01-17-2013 08:24 AM
    GrlSailorAngele commented on We are going to die someday
    That last line was golden...
  7. Monte314
    12-12-2012 01:36 PM
  8. Monte314
    12-10-2012 07:31 PM
    Wish I could help. If you were here, I'd slap you around to help you forget the craving...
  9. Monte314
    12-10-2012 12:31 PM
    My mood is a little off center, but I don't anticipate any deaths.

    How about you?
  10. Monte314
    12-02-2012 06:45 PM

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