Learn By Do. Part III

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This is kinda like a bumper edition, since it wasn’t intended but after hacking this for a bit, it turned out to be a pretty useful exercise, no matter the language. Why? Primarily since you get to, depending on implementation, write your own data structures and use recursion. This combination of tasks usually allows you… Read more »

Learn By Do. Part II

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In the first installment, we discovered, from the eyes of a noob, a handful of basic concepts about the Ruby language. In this episode, we’ll complete the functions for mean, median, variance and hence standard deviation and discover something you might consider magic… The mean. It’s the average and so it’s calculation is simple. Add… Read more »

Learn By Do. Part I

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If you want to learn to code, the best way is to code… lots. No getting around it, and for me, my fingers seem to remember more than my brain. So keeping that in mind, here begins a short series of code snippets and samples which i’ve used to help myself learn the Ruby language…. Read more »

SharpDevelop + Monorail

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Monorail rocks, but getting going in #Develop can be cumbersome in that you need to create a lot of placeholders. Fortunately, you can create a template which you can drop into your data/templates/project/CSharp sub-path of your #develop installation for example: C:\Program Files\SharpDevelop\2.2\data\templates\project\CSharp Using this template, you can now Create a “MonoRails” web project Have it… Read more »

Subversion and Bzr

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Subversion has been a friend of mine for some time now. Given the order of environments I have been required to work in, it’s more than suited our needs… anyhooo. Then there’s Bzr which has really grown on me, especially for offline version control. But what is really cool, is using both of them. I… Read more »