070 RR What is a Good Starter Project?

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    01:15  – Announcements

    • Katrina Owen/Angela Harms Episode
    • Declaring Learning Bankruptcy
    • Ruby Newbies Contest

    06:53  – A Good Starter Project / First Ruby Projects

    • PROM Image Preprocessor

    14:11 – The Ruby Quiz

    • Mini CMS
    • Airport Mystery Shopping Rails Site
    • Sequel
    • Frat Girl – Email Management System for Support

    23:27  – Authoring OSS

    26:05  – PDI: Please Do Investigate

    26:40 – Take Care to Properly Estimate the Size of the Change You Seek to Make

    • Simpler Projects are Better

    29:25  – ToDo Apps/Blogs

    • Boilerplate
    • Command Line App, maybe not Rails
    • Heroku
    • Simple Command Line Apps

    39:05  – What should I work on?

    45:50  – Ideal Starter Project

    • Overlaps Your Skill Area & Goes a Little Beyond

    46:19  – Application for Streeteasy.com

    • Ruby Sort
    • Call sort_by – It Does a Schwartzian Transform
    • Don’t Be Too Emotionally Connected to Your Starter Project