So, it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have been a busy newb and progressed quite a bit since my last entry. Early this year (2011) I attended my first technology related conference, it is a ruby conference held in LA every year. This year they were having classes to teach you some basic ruby and rails, at this conference I had signed up to take a class each day and to attend the speeches on the final day. The first class was Ruby Koans, an app built completely in ruby to run in your terminal and guide you to have a basic understanding of ruby. The really nice thing about this Koans class is that it also teaches about the error messages (that will inevitably haunt your dreams), what they mean, and how to sift through your code to find them. The next class was for ruby on rails, it follows a tutorial written by Michael Hartl called Ruby on Rails Tutorial. The entire tutorial can be found online for free and is completely awesome, I purchased the screen casts and I see it as money well spent. I would like to warn all everyone by saying that this information is dense, I got through it by periodically taking video game and coffee breaks…very strong coffee. Without these mental breaks your eyes will gloss over like a donut and you will learn less than Charlie Brown did in school.