Rails &c.

The end of March, I can hardly believe it! We're one third complete with the program, and have been working on our first Rails project this week, an e-commerce site. Rails is interesting, I can see why people love it and how folks can get by with little Ruby and simultaneously it can be frustrating and you need to know a LOT. I really want to practice with it more over the weekend, but that will be hard to juggle with focusing on Ruby fundamentals and project work, so we'll see. My birthday is coming up and I've been planning to escape to the Beav and the vapor caves, but I have a feeling I'll need to stay in town and just study and practice. It's always hard to know if it's better to take a rest weekend to study or, actually rest and recuperate. I need a massage soooooo badly, my neck and shoulders are killing me and I've had a few severe, mutliple-day tension headaches. I also haven't made it to yoga this week, so I need to make time for that too.

I've started some tutoring sessions this week in reaction to bombing the re-assessment. I'm going to work with one developer one lunch per week and possibly get extra time with him when he's here on Tuesdays for open office hours. Someone else is pairing with another student and me two mornings per week, and I can also work with yet another developer I know as needed. Between all of that and pairing during warm-ups, I think it's going to help dramatically to get me up to speed with Ruby fundamentals. I really love my tutors' teaching/pairing styles and always feel like I learn a lot when I work with them, and am very grateful.