August 25, 2011


It’s been a long time since I’ve spent significant time to learn an entirely new technology. And I’ve had a blast digging into ruby, rails, sinatra, padrino, javascript (okay, I really mean jQuery), and tons of other related frameworks. In spite of some of the excellent, and not-so-excellent, documentation out there, it can be an incredibly frustrating experience. Especially when trying to learn something new – like something really new – not just new to me. Expect to see posts here related to what I’m learning, that make as few assumptions as possible about what you already know.

For example, I recently worked on getting a test environment set up for my app that involves sinatra, mongoid, and twilio APIs. It was an interesting experience. I’m sure seasoned ruby devs wouldn’t have had the same issues, but I’m a firm believer in “you’re not alone” so I’ll be posting about the process to hopefully help someone else in my shoes.