I’ve recently been working a fair amount on a new blog/website called ImagineWP.
What I’ve discovered as I dig farther into WordPress, what it is, what it does, how it works, themeing and plugins, is that at its core WordPress is code. Of course I knew this before, the entire thing is written in PHP and uses PHP for its theme files and plugin files.
Just a bit of context though... (I feel like I need to make sure that we are all on the same page before I get too far.) At the end of June I completed the most difficult educational period of my life - three months at The Iron Yard in Atlanta.
At the end of those three months everyone in my cohort started looking for jobs. So, its been a few months since I started looking and applying for entry/junior level Ruby on Rails positions.
Job hunting is something that I've never really had to do. I've always worked for people that I've known. There were no cover letters, no application process, no resumes, no interviews... So I've been trying to figure the entire process out while doing it for the first time.
Interestingly enough, although a lot of my time is spent looking for and applying for jobs... I still need other things to do from time to time. Sure, I could just sleep a few more hours every day, that would be welcome in some ways, but I bet I could do something worth a bit more if I'd put my mind to it.
Besides, it makes sense in my head that I would continue to write programs so that I can continue to learn. After all, my favorite way to learn is by doing stuff.
[caption id="attachment_6184" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Dear John Cover Letter[/caption]
I've missed a few days worth of posts. I should feel awful about that, but somehow I realize that there are more important things that I need to be doing right now... so I'll give my conscience a bit of a break.
The past number of days or half a week I've basically been working on mastering the art of a number of things. Firstly, looking for jobs to apply for and secondly working on the actual application for those jobs. So far that has meant writing a bunch of cover letters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewn4G2Siutk Good afternoon everyone. I did indeed arrive home Saturday night. The past day and a half have been spend doing gloriously little coding. This morning though I couldn't stand not looking at code any longer so I fired up some older projects, made a few bug fixes to my final project and then recorded the video above. Basically the video above is an "in depth" look at the functionality of the Ruby on Rails application that I built for my final project at The Iron Yard. If you want to play with the web app yourself you can do so right here. The only thing I ask is that you recognize that it's got a few issues and all the data over there is...