Path - A better way to navigate RubyOffRails

February 12, 2014

The old busted way: 3 different courses. Confusing, with overlapping content and some videos that I didn’t think students should focus on.

The new way: one path to rule them all. A direction to follow built on the feedback of a hundred students: one glorious Path. Instead of left-to-right and up-to-down, students can now feel safe in moving in a top-down manner, without getting confused at Video numbers.

Over the last 2 years, students have descended on a cluster of videos and assignments, leaving some to starve. When you look at the starving, videos, cold and alone, you realize they aren’t working as well as they should be. I’m partitioning out those content so students can focus on a streamlined experience, and I’ll beginning replacing those videos with new ones.

And so, a cycle will be created; content which phases out will be open sourced, and new videos created. Huzzah!

The path for students to abide:

  1. Ruby Newbie: Hello World!
  2. Recipe Hash
  3. Block Review
  4. Introduction to TDD
  5. TDD: Mocks and Messages
  6. Testing 3 Ways (RSpec, MiniTest, Test::Unit)
  7. Creating Websites with Sintatra
  8. Watchman (Database)
  9. Choose your own Adventure
  10. Blackjack
  11. MovieJSON Wrapper
  12. Traveling SalesPerson
  13. Gems
  14. Metaprogramming Terminators
  15. JSON and Testing Sinatra

Videos I’ll be opening up

  1. Cucumber and Behavior Driven Design
  2. Importing CSV in Ruby
  3. Pandas, Lions, and Zookeepers
  4. SuperFight


The path is available to all current subscribers of any plan level. Enjoy!

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