Old Guy New Trick

An old guys journey to learn how to code.

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My First Rake Task At my day job we primarly use Perl for both our scripting and tool type applications as well as using it with a splatter of PHP for some of our web page applications.  I'm tryin... 2014-03-29 20:13:12 UTC 2015-12-30 00:12:25 UTC
Week 2 And a Half at Bloc The first week of my training at Bloc went by very fast. For the most part it was a review of information/knowledge I had already gained, but was still worth it.  I had wanted t... 2014-03-29 10:02:23 UTC 2015-12-30 00:01:29 UTC
First Week At Bloc About two weeks ago I was trying to decide which on-line web developer education solution I would enroll in.  The decision was not easy.  Along with the weekly time requirements... 2014-03-15 18:46:34 UTC 2015-12-30 00:00:15 UTC
Bad CS vs Good CS Why is bad customer service still an issue in the present day?  I realize we had to put up with it in the past whether it was due to lack of competition, or a lack of a way to w... 2014-03-04 21:16:26 UTC 2015-11-11 02:28:07 UTC
Slice of Raspberry Pi Us geeks love our gadgets.  I had heard just bits and pieces about something called a Raspberry Pi.  I hadn't given much thought to it at first.  A brief glance at a web page or... 2014-03-01 08:53:44 UTC 2015-12-30 00:03:51 UTC
In Search of Mentor When I began my journey to become a better programmer, I didn't have a clear path.  I had been programming in Perl for my day job, and I have ideas sketched out for some web and... 2014-02-28 17:15:32 UTC 2015-12-30 00:08:23 UTC
Almost Free Blog Would you like to have your own super cool blog but don't want to go through the hassel of setting up WordPress?  Or maybe you don't have your own hosting service like DreamHost... 2014-02-19 20:55:00 UTC 2015-12-29 23:58:18 UTC
To Book or Not to Book While the focus, and majority of posts I plan on making, will revolve around the world of Ruby and web devlopement, my journey began with "Programming in Objective-C," by Stephe... 2014-02-19 18:13:25 UTC 2015-12-29 23:55:53 UTC
Code & Coffee My journey to learn Ruby and Rails started almost one year ago.  I'm embarrased to admit, aside from a couple of lunch meetings, I've been traveling down this road on my own.  B... 2014-02-18 19:10:15 UTC 2015-12-29 23:42:54 UTC
Dissect A Method I recently purchased a copy of "Confident Ruby" by Avdi Grimm.  I have not gotten far in the book yet, but I am enjoying it.  In the chapter titled "Use built-in conversion func... 2014-02-16 22:20:25 UTC 2015-12-29 23:41:53 UTC