Posts Tagged ‘php’

Ruby and Ruby on rails

After doing the web programming course at the local university I was quite eager to get a programming job. Unfortunately there is still so much more I have to learn. I dont think any programmer is ever finished with their education.

Anyway, I found something that I like even better than PHP, Ruby and Ruby on rails. I started learning both via an online course on I love rails, it’s amazing. You can set up the functionality for a blog in a few minutes using something called scaffolding. You are forced to do everything Object Oriented so you dont repeat yourself. The code itself “Ruby” is really logical and easy to understand because the syntax is very descriptive and so much can be done with just a little code. There are of course some disadvantages as well, for example deploying for the first time was a nightmare. I didnt know what to do but at least there is always the internet to fall back on. My old friend the internet where all the answers are.

Anyway, that’s all I wanted to say. I am planning on updating my golf project from php to rails soon but I will have to find a domain host which can handle rails because my current one “” does’nt.

Web Programming course

Yes, now I have completed the latest course! A web programming course in Växjö, Sweden. During this course I have studied different programming languages such as javaScript, php, and mySql.  Some of the projects that we did were both interesting and challenging. One of the projects was a very basic web shop, the challenges were to get a list of products from an xml file with javascript and ajax and produce a menu of products, one can then drag and drop the products from menu into the shopping cart or the wish list and from there you can continue to check out and purchase the product.

Another project was a very basic version of Facebook. In this project we were to create a database with users and user interactivity, such as becoming friends with each other and messaging each other. The site contains a news feed page, a profile page and a login page.

Now that I am finished this course I am starting to look for some experience and asking different companies in Växjö if they can take me on to do some free work, you know until they are ready to offer me a job or I am ready to get a job. We’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck!

Web design course

I have successfully completed a web design course. Yay!! The course ended in August and I passed. Double Yay!! The course included languages such as HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, RSS and Javascript. That was quite a mouthful. I completed quite a few projects including a web portfolio in the form of a website which contains links to all the other projects. A couple of other projects include a game of dice, and an interactive web site. I am going to be publishing all these projects and linking to them from my blog.

I have enrolled in a new course for web programming. I will be studying programming languages such as PHP and MySQL databases. Sounds like fun doesn’t it! Anyway once I have this course completed I think I will be ready to start offering my services to some web companies, getting some very much needed experience.

And since I have come such a long way with web design, I have also decided to update the design of my blog. I have already decided the new style and design and it looks great in my head. I just have to make or get a hold of some good pictures to make it a reality. I hope you will like it.

Another decision I have made is to blog more often. I have not been using this blog as intended and that is definitely reflected in the amount of visitors. The more frequently you blog, the more you show up on search engines (with a little help from SEO), and I have been very sloppy with that.

Well that’s it for today.

Signing off

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