Back in October a good friend of mine challenged me to do 100 workouts by the end of the year (challenge was not completed, but that’s besides the point). He looked around for a way to keep track of our workouts, but couldn’t find a good app. He made a spreadsheet instead, and then said a few things that he wished the spreadsheet would do. After an hour or so of messing around with it, I had set up a bunch of the things he had been hoping for. I also had an idea for my rails project.
I really enjoyed working on the Sinatra Project because I finally felt like I was beginning to understand how everything connects. The big picture. It took me a very long time to complete this project due to family obligations and general life interruptions and also a complete computer meltdown which lead to a new computer (exciting, but frustrating). I worried that when I came back to the project after all the different interruptions I would be lost. However, at least some of the information seems to be sticking and I really enjoyed the overall process of creating this app!
I was actually really excited to dive into the first real project. I wanted to see if I had been able to hang on to any of the knowledge that I had been trying to squash into my brain for the past nine months or so. The answer was some of it yes, some of it no.
I just spent three days banging my head against the computer, thinking the last 9 months of studying have all been for nothing. I just didn’t get it. At all. I googled every previous answer I could find. I studied each, hoping for some clue, but just could not figure out why doing it that way would help out with the error I was getting. It was the cash register OO lab, and the mistake was =+ vs. +=. Thank goodness for the “Ask a Question”.