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Ruby Build a Rails API Coding the API Returning JSON

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,441 Points

Rails API course: proper order of challenges

There are at least two inconsitencies in the order of challenges and videos that explain topics found in these challenges.

1) This challenge: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-a-rails-api/coding-the-api/returning-json

Asks students to do something that is explained much later in the section, this video:


2) This challenge: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-a-rails-api/namespacing-routes-and-json/api-return-review

Asks students about things that are explained in the video that comes RIGHT AFTER the quiz, this one:


I contacted support and explained this as plainly as I was able to. Hopefully this will get fixed soon and stop the influx of questions from confused students :)

3 Answers

Maciej Czuchnowski & Jim Withington: Contacting support directly since the release of the class, there seems to be some fixes planned to be done throughout this upcoming fix on the matter.

There's other instances of this sort of error in the course in addition to the ones listed here I've personally found and directly contacted the challenges and workspaces them about: It's hard to find without specific questions being referenced being oddly ordered besides two-three challenges in need of being after specific videos entirely.

If there's an influx of topics addressing this, it seems probably a good idea for them to be redirected here; perhaps referencing one of the community leads to update the status of such things can be done just here for the sake of convenience.

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,441 Points

Yeah, I sent them about 5 emails. And created this topic for convenience to redirect people who ask about these things to one, central place.

Maciej Czuchnowski and Jim Withington: Thanks for the insight! We've been able to go through and update all of the misplaced quizzes and code challenges.

If we've missed any, please continue to put them in this thread and we'll make sure they get updated to the correct spot!

Woohoo! Thanks, Elizabeth! :grinning:

Elizabeth Kozup Good to know; thanks for the update to me, Maciej, and Jim about this.

As always, doing awesome work! :grinning: