❤️ Pair Programming

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Time continues to fly at Flatiron bookcamp. We are wrapping up mod two today (Ruby on Rails) and presenting projects.

Teamwork

We worked on ruby on rails projects in teams. My partner was Kaeland and I am so glad that we got paired together!

We finally got to flex our Ruby on Rails knowledge. More importantly, we had blast working together. Here's the link our app: DailyGifs.

There were several points during project week where things could have gone sideways. There were some early issues with our domain model, difficult password authentication concepts, and a fair number of styling bugs.

However, Kaeland's upbeat attitude and our teamwork helped us stay in "coding flow" and keep the ball rolling. I am so proud of our final product.

If you are just starting out with learning to code, look for opportunities to work on a team. It's been one of the highlights of the bootcamp so far.

Our Web App - DailyGif

If you've made it this far in this blog post, you may be wondering what we actually built! Here's a quick rundown:

  • The web app is called DailyGif.
  • We wanted to make something that was a cross between iwastesomuchtime.com and GIPHY. In other words, a fun website for people who love gifs!
  • DailyGif users can signup, login, view a feed of recently created gifs, and upload gifs.
  • We picked Semantic UI for our CSS framework. Even with a framework, it took about a day and a half to work out all the styling kinks.

Thank You Flatiron!

Before I wrap up this post, I want to thank all of the instructors and staff at Flatiron in Atlanta. I really appreciate the awesome culture, technical support, and guidance. Thank you!