Learning to Code

On this page I will document what I’ve learned on a daily basis.

My current focus is on:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL

September 23-25


  • Public and private properties and methods
  • Inheritance of properties and methods
  • Prototypes
  • Looping arrays and strings
  • Recursive loops and functions
  • Intro to encapsulation
  • Built-in objects


  • Overview of CSS3 selectors
  • More HTML structure practice

The Week of September 17th, 2012


  • Functions
  • Arrays
  • For/while loops
  • Conditionals (if/else, switch)
  • Objects (methods, constructors, properties)


  • Review of basic structure and various elements


  • Review of basic and advanced selectors
  • Pseudo-classes
  • Review of positioning


  • Review of the relational model
  • Created a sample database using MySQL workbench
  • SQL statement syntax
  • Practiced writing statements to retrieve data from my sample database

Ruby on Rails

  • Starting watching and working along with the railstutorial.org screencasts
  • Installed rails, ruby, git
  • Made a github account
  • Deployed to heroku



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