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General Discussion

Casey Clayton
Casey Clayton
16,708 Points

How to begin really programming and developing?

Ok so I have finished all of the Javascript and am about done with Ruby but my question is how do I go about using this in the real world. I understand the code and how it works in the videos but when I go to write my own program I have no idea how to start.

For example in the Ruby course, we look at a bank account class, for a fun project to practice I want to make a rails application so that you can register, login, and begin keeping track of your transactions but have no idea how to go about it, any tips?

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I'd suggest you start small and work your way up to larger projects. The projects on pair up to code are a good start, after you finish one you put it up on codepen and post a link here on the forums to get feedback.

Buy a in depth book. It really is the best way to learn programming (at least in your case, starting from ground up).

Nadav Shaltiel
Nadav Shaltiel
4,607 Points

Thanks for the " pair up to code" link it is very useful.