Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial


Help with job ruby

Hey people. I have applied for a job as a ruby developer, the companies asked me to provide an example of a code that im the most proud of.

Any ideas of what would be advanced enough so that they will choose me?

Is there anyone who could help me write something and/or mentor me and answer questions regarding ruby on rails.

Thankss in advance

7 Answers

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,441 Points

Wait...you applied for a job before doing anything in Ruby? I would suggest getting to Treehouse courses as soon as possible! Work on Todo application to have something contemporary to show (treebok is outdated).

Like Maciej asked, did you really apply for a job in which you work with a language you know next to nothing about? If so you should get started learning as soon as possible. Make sure to go through the Ruby library on Treehouse and try to pick up the syntax as fast as possible. Once you have done this assign yourself a project you think you would be able to make and that you would be willing to show them.

I said, "Advanced code" I finished all Ruby on Rails courses at both Treehouse & CodeSchool websites. I have built apps and studied a lot of Ruby & Rails.

I need someone to help me write advanced code so that their minds will blow! And will offer me a job.

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,441 Points

I saw 54 points and made an assumption, sorry for that :)

I also made the same assumption.

Its okay. Other than rails i know few other languages and many additional things like Javascript, coffeescript, PHP, json, mysql mongodb an lots of others. Thing is that i feel that im not ready for real job. Would like someone to help me check skills and decide whether i should try or not and i I will manahe. Or give me pointers of what i should learn next.

Ps. I have mastered jquery css and html5 too

Use examples with class.methods ... maybe use threading or forking....What kind of systems will you be writing code for... System Stuff or is it more RAILS focused.

Its Rails focused. Im a lot into apps scaled for large amount of visitors, this is my strength. Using caching, scaling and indexing db, reverse proxy cache etc..

Im not sure if smaller companies are into that as they dont get so much of a traffic. Bigger companies. Wont consider me without experience in the production.

Welll... Just as long as you have something on github.com. The thing that I have noticed that impresses most of the guys that I have interviewed with was the content that I have posted online from the site.

Thanks for the tip much appreciated