Polymorphic Associations in Rails

When I first saw polymorphic associations in Ruby on Rails code, I was a little confused. However I have since realized that using this type of association make perfect sense in certain situations and Rails provides a elegant and easy way to model this. Normal Associations Most of our time,…

Git Commands You Should Be Using if You Aren't Already

At my first internship, nobody told me about their version control system (which was significantly more painful than using Git is anyways). Inevitably, something went wrong one day and I lost a lot of work. I used my own rudimentary version control after that, making copies of my code in…

Further thoughts on interviewing

Recently wrote some thoughts on interviewing to someone, and thoguht I would share. This is sort of a follow up to my previous post, which was more the job search as a whole (this is more interview specific). That post can be found here. I would definitely say that every…

Finding your first job as a software engineer

After I finished up my teaching fellowship at Fullstack Academy in July, I spent about a month (which felt like a lot longer at the time) interviewing for my first full-time software engineer position. Eventually, I accepted a job that I am super excited about in mid-August (conveniently, I chose…

No API? No Worrries.

Copying and pasting: not the way to get people to use your site. When Munzi Codes and I first made the Bechdelerator during a hackathon a while ago, we needed to get movie scripts so we could analyze them. Unfortunately, we soon discovered that there was only one real source…

Projects and more

I once again totally dropped the ball on updating this thing but things have been pretty busy during senior phase of Fullstack. The last five to six weeks (wow! that seems long but it seriously flew by) pretty much consisted of three fairly large projects. First, we built an e-commerce…

Week 5 and beyond

I don’t know if anybody actually reads this thing (don’t think so), but I have not posted for a few weeks despite planning/hoping to. So what have I been doing? Let’s see… Trip Planner I spent much of the first week after my last post (therefore…

Weeks 3 + 4

I intended to update this at least once a week but somehow, the last 2 weeks have totally flown by. I decided to try to do a quick recap while I watch the Grammys (which have largely been very uninteresting thus far). Week 3 of Fullstack Academy was largely spent…

Week 2 Almost Over!?

I can’t believe that tomorrow is the end of my second week of Fullstack. This week has especially flown by, partly because we have been busy working on stuff and partly because of the holiday on Monday. I have really enjoyed everything I have done so far and feel…

Joining Fullstack Academy

Hello! My name is Seema, and I started this blog mainly as a way to write about my experiences at Fullstack Academy (you can read more about them at www.fullstackacademy.com). I will write a post soon about the admissions process as well as why I decided to attend…