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When I started the software engineering program at Flatiron School, I knew just about nothing in regards to programming. I may have heard “JavaScript” tossed around occasionally, but Ruby? React? Those terms were nowhere to be found within my vocabulary. Through my time at Flatiron, though, I was able to…


Finally nearing the end of my web development education, we were introduced to Ruby on Rails. Rails is an MVC framework that uses Ruby syntax to create powerful full-stack applications. However, for this project Rails was used to create a simple API that can serve JSON data to a React…


Active Record is used often within the Ruby on Rails framework, but by itself, it is a ruby gem that can be installed to use in our projects. Its purpose is to connect our Ruby models with tables in a database. Why would we want to use Active Record? Well…


Halfway through my school program and we’re finally dipping our toes into the backend — creating a small database to fill whatever web app my heart desires. Our first foray had us tackle using Ruby and Active Record to create the models and migrations for a basic SQLite database. For…


Learning the bare bones of programming with React has been…a time. While the framework is convenient — with the separation of components promoting reusability and thusly saving tons of time writing code — I found the methods to be easily confusing and seeing as I am just learning the fundamentals…


As mentioned before, I’m currently a software engineering student, and currently learning JavaScript. It’s been a journey so far — not a bad one, but definitely a journey. …


Like a lot of millennials, I grew up with the internet and the personal computer. And my mom was a cool mom — we were really into playing computer games together when I was a child, and sometimes I was even allowed to boot up the ol’ AOL. Naturally, I…

Mollie D.

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