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SparkPeople repurposed: Wannabe-developer edition


Friday, April 19, 2013

I'm committed to complete what is considered an intense, self-paced course on computer programming: Michael Hartl's Ruby on Rails Tutorial. To succeed in this task, I will broadcast my progress here. SP helped me lose 15 pounds and understand basic nutrition. It gave a supportive community to pursue my goals. Though I'm still tracking my fitness/exercise, for the next few weeks I aim to intensely apply SP principles and methods to learn how to develop web apps.

Day 1 (today): Wow, once again the power of SP worked. I was able to slog through more than ever just by committing to doing an initial 15 minutes. I got to a halfway point in Chapter 1 of Hartl's tutorial. It wasn't as hard as I dreaded it might be. Some takeaways: 1) Ruby on Rails is the language that Twitter and Hulu were developed on, according to Hartl. 2) I installed the required software on my computer. Question: what web app would I like to develop?

I didn't do ten minutes of exercise today, but I think I'm going to try to add that to the Upside of Downsized team goals. If it is anything like what I did with the tutorial, I'll be doing yoga again very soon!
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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 4/28/2013 9:27PM

    I think it's really awesome when we can take what we use/learn at SP and apply to other areas of our lives! emoticon

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JAHINTZY 4/20/2013 9:32AM

    great idea! good luck on your endeavor!

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RUNCHOOSE 4/19/2013 3:44PM

    Thanks everyone, I woke up with all these new comments on my blog and felt so surprised that people cared so much. You're awesome.

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DDOORN 4/19/2013 9:02AM

    Viva la SPARK! :-)

Don

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CELIAMINER 4/19/2013 8:48AM

    I love applying SP tools and techniques to other areas of my life. Good luck on your current endeavor!

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CALGALFOX 4/19/2013 8:28AM

    Woo hoo for Spark motivation, right? I've always told my kids that they could become and expert at anything in 20 minutes a day. Sounds like you've found this power.

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/19/2013 7:14AM

    I admire people who have computer skills, as mine are very minimal! Good luck to you as you continue on your endeavor!!

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FERRETLOVER1 4/19/2013 6:33AM

    You may not have done your 10 minutes of physical exercise today, but you sure did 10 minutes (and more!) of mental exercise.

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/19/2013 3:29AM

    How exciting!

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