Good Programming Styles and Practices

Hello! I hope you are doing good today! Understanding good programming styles and practices is very important to any serious programmer. Most people have arguments for and against certain ways of programming – let us look at a few and then give you an opportunity to share your own views.

good programming styles and practices

Common Questions :

  • Should you comment your code or not?
  • Curly braces on separate lines or not ?
  • Camel case or not camel case?
  • Should you use underscores in function names?
  • To put or not to put author’s name in the file?

Important Skills Colleges Never Teach Programmers

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. After a previous post received 106 comments and generated thousands of views and reactions, it made sense to write about the other side of the coin: skills colleges never teach programmers. Let us take a look at a few, shall we?

skills colleges never teach programmers

There is no doubt college has become the industry requirement for getting a job – however, does it really teach you everything you need for the real world? It seems the obvious answer is an astounding NO! 

Lynda vs Pluralsight Developer Training

Let us look at Lynda vs Pluralsight Deverloper Training. Today, I want to give my brief comparison of and – both of which provide training and courses to software developers and newbies alike. Starting a week ago, I signed up for a free trial on Lynda to learn Photoshop and color matching for web design because I recently took heat for not being good at it(I have been told that I have one of those things where you cannot easily identify colors – oh wait, it is called color blind ): ).

lynda vs pluralsight developer training

After 15 Hours of Ruby and Ruby on Rails

Hello! Three days ago, I spent two hours each learning Ruby through Lynda dot com. This was not necessarily my first encounter with Ruby but I will say that it was the first serious attempt at learning to program in it. One thing that I did a month ago was to go through the highly recommended Ruby on Rails online book (approx 8 hours). This post will describe briefly what I thought. Let us get started.

programming with ruby language

Perhaps it might be of help(to those who might not know) to mention the fact that Ruby on Rails is NOT Ruby. Instead, Ruby on Rails (commonly written as RoR) is a Framework written in Ruby language.

Learn a Programming Language In 21 Days – Not

Hi! I hope you are doing good today. Let us assume you are trying to learn something totally new. What would you do first? I suspect you will visit the internet, grab some highly recommended books from Amazon, register for a class somewhere and many others. But what if you had a chance to learn your craft fast? Really fast!

how to program in 21 days

You have probably seen some of those online ads telling you that you could be speaking a new language in 10 days. The question is, why are people in such a hurry?

How To Install Pik and Run Commands on Git Bash – Ruby

A few weeks or so ago, I was learning Ruby on Rails and I couldn’t avoid running into the version control issue with Ruby. Consider a situation where you are running Ruby 1.93 but you want to write code that works with a different version of Ruby like Ruby 2.00. The solution is to perhaps install more than one version right? Now after installing more than one version, you might be wondering how to switch from one version to another. That is why I am doing this tutorial.