Make your website half decent so your users can learn something.
To all people who are confused by this series, switch to Lynda.com. And if they were paying me, I wouldn't be swearing.
Andrew Stelmach12,377 Points
I completed this ODOT tutorial today. It's a beast, took me a few days.
AND I LEARNED VERY LITTLE.
It seems to me that the tutorial has been put together quite hurriedly, and getting the app finished seems to have been made a priority, rather than helping the student learn how to build an app.
There's a HELL of a lot of ground covered in this tutorial - too much for one badge. I think it needs to be completely redone.
THere is very little explanation, which sits in opposition to the decision to hand code everything instead of using a few automated processes. If you're going to take that path, you need to back it up with explanations. To understand what's going on in this tutorial, A LOT more explanation is required.
Once I got to halfway I decided to hack my way to the end, just so I had an app to modify and practice pushing to heroku etc.
I watched all the videos and followed along, but now I'm thinking I might have been better off just copy/pasting the code from the project files and not even bothering to watch the videos - the idea being that I could have spent the last day and a half of my time on something more worthwhile, actually learning something.
Sorry to be harsh, Jason, but this tutorial was way off the mark and very disappointing.
As a general comment about all of the Ruby tutorials on this site, I think they need to be sloowwwed down A LOT.