Ruby Gems and How to Make Them

November 21, 2014

A group of Winza ruby and sapphire crystal specimens collected by Vincent Pardieu while visiting the Winza gem mining area in 2008 associated with two beautiful faceted rubies seen in Paris.

A gem, in the Ruby sense, is a prepackaged program or library designed for easy installation within a system or application. RubyGems is package manager, repository, and your soon-to-be best friend behind the implimentation of these gems. I was using gems long before I understood what they really were, and today, we'll go over the process of creating and accessing our very own.

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Gravity Is Getting Me Down

September 17, 2014

A lone astronaut floats out into space distraught
Gravity's a real downer.

I have encountered my first real roadblock in the coding world since starting ACLTC: Gravity. One of the prework assignments was to recreate a version of Connect Four that could be played on the console. But I can't get gravity to work.

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Bootcamp Basics

September 14, 2014

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	that is upside down
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I have successfully completed one week of coding bootcamp. We're still in the pre-work stage of things, so I haven't been to class yet, but I've been busy at home.

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Hello, World

September 7, 2014

Hello, world!

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