Tips and Tools for Success

At the end of last term, I asked students for their suggestions on how to prosper in this course as well as particular learning tools that they found most helpful. The following are gathered from their final reports.


"Ask your mentor specific questions, do not be afraid to get technical."

"Use your alumni mentor as much as possible."

"Ian!! He was exceptionally knowledgable, helpful, and dedicated to helping us with our project."

"Google is our friend."

"Some Gems themselves did not have update guides, but for many of them relied on advice from Stack Overflow."

"Refer to the Rails tutorial (Hartl) when needed."

"We ended up using later portions of the Hartl book (particularly chapters 11 and 12) to help us in creating a "Forgot Password" feature and learning about strong parameters."