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I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I’m strongly opposed to supporting the KONY 2012…
Saw this in my Twitter stream earlier today at random. Tried sharing a link to it on Facebook. They blocked it.
So, the other day, I decided that I was interested in getting into Rails development. I’ve dabbled in PHP stuff for some time now, especially with CMS’es and custom modules, so I feel that the next logical step is to teach myself a reliable framework and start writing things from scratch.
Ruby on Rails seems like a tried-and-true approach for this. From what I’ve read on it so far, it’s relatively easy to learn. The language and syntax seems very simple, and I’ve decided to take on a pet project.
That project is a super-simplistic blogging platform I plan on writing called Bloggie. At the moment, Bloggie has almost no features to speak of. You can post blogs. There isn’t even user authentication yet. Here’s what I’ve gotten to work so far:
-A basic homepage, yay! I’m looking at writing it in HAML, although I’m currently banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to translate blog template variables from ERB to HAML itself. There aren’t any really great guides, and so at the moment, there are some substantial errors that I have to figure out. I just want to put the index of latest blog posts on the front page.
-Well, posting works at least. It’s incredibly basic, perhaps laughably so, but you can indeed create new blog posts.
Pet projects are a lot of fun though, and I think this will be an exciting opportunity to really dive into learning Rails. Who knows, I might end up learning a lot and get pretty good at it. :)
(Once Bloggie doesn’t suck enough, I’ll probably make a GitHub repo for it)