My Blog. Full Stack Software Engineer. Ex-Growth Hacker.

My Blog. Full Stack Software Engineer. Ex-Growth Hacker.

How to set up a virtual machine on your mac

A virtual machine is essentially a new machine on your current one. A new environment (area(in memory)) which is separate to your current. Why would one do this you ask? Simplezz, to create a windows operating system on a mac computer. This would mean you no longer use an IOS environment but have what is basically a…
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Am I good enough to learn to code? What is the best way to learn it? What I learnt from 4 months at a coding bootcamp

Am I good enough to learn to code? What I learnt from 4 months at a coding bootcamp.

I fantasized about learning to code for years. When I finally decided to take the plunge I thought the best way to do it would be through a bootcamp. I had taught myself growth hacking and doing this alone, with no-one to bounce ideas off, I constantly felt like I was doing it all wrong, taking everything…
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regular expression RGEX

Regular Expression Resources | Regex

Howdie Reader, or mum as I otherwise call her, So week 4 of Makers Academy Pre-course and I am still working away at my codewars kyu ranking. Since the last challenge proved too much for me I decided to go for a simpler one. One with a ranking of 7 Kyu. The one I chose…
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ruby kuta on codewars, min bonus

The Ruby Kata; Minimum Bonus, A Codewars Challenge

So it is week 4 of the pre-course for Makers Academy. I know what you are thinking .. where have you been on week3? I don’t see any posts? … Well the answer to your question is Barcelona, which meant having to do the whole of week 3 in two days .. which NO i…
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Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving With Ruby-Kickstarter

For those of you who aren’t regular readers of my blog, aka everyone but my mum and dad, allow me to set the scene: I have enrolled on the intensive computer programming bootcamp at the Makers Academy. Before starting the full-time, on-campus, course you complete 4 weeks of pre-course. In this 4 weeks you get a…
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Talking Through a Logical Ruby Challenge

As part of the Makers Academy  pre-course week 2 we have been tasked with working through the Ruby-Kickstarter github tutorials by Josh Cheek. I decided to go through my thought process on one of the challenges I got stuck on, 1:6, in the hope that this may help me discover the solution. This post is about…
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what does git version control system mean?

Git IS a Version Control System | But What Does This Mean?

  It is week one of the pre-course at Makers Academy and I am working through our Git and Github tutorials. One of the learning objectives is for us to be able to explain how git is a version control system. I thought I would delight the whole two readers I get to my blog…
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learning command line blog post

5 Things That Blew My Mind When Learning The Basics of Command Line

So here goes, my first week doing the pre-course at the Makers Academy coding bootcamp. It all started with a set of tutorials on the basics of command line. After teaching myself online marketing & Growth Hacking it doesn’t half feel good having a bit of guidance and structure to my learning this time. I…
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solving error messages - learning ruby the hard way

Learning Ruby The Hard Way | How I Beat the Un-stoppable Error Messages

I have enrolled at the intense computer programming bootcamp, the Maker Academy, next month. To get a head start I thought I would work through Zed Shaw’s Learn Ruby the Hard Way book. Exercise 25 seems to be testing my problem solving skills so I thought I would write a post documenting how I worked…
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How to run a ruby file in the terminal on a mac - basics

How to Run A Ruby File In Terminal | On A Mac

Bash: “command not found” Where is my Ruby file and how have i forgotten how to run a .rb file in terminal already? After having taken a few days off programming and learning Ruby to do some freelance marketing work something terrible seems to have happened. I have forgotten the most simple of terminal commands ……
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