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If you already know Ruby, you should be able to jump into the Ruby on Rails framework easily, right? Well, not always! Luckily, there’s a Ruby on Rails tutorial for that! We’ve rounded up the 11 best Ruby on Rails tutorials so that you can dip your toes in and nail the essentials.
What is Ruby used for anyway? Ruby is used for building web applications, prototyping, and some data analysis. It’s a general-purpose programming language similar to Python. Ruby on Rails is a framework for web development built with Ruby.Continue Reading →
Fernish has reinvented the process of renting furniture and built an engineering team made up of developers from different backgrounds – including Thinkful graduates! We caught up with Director of Engineering and tech blogger Kim Burgaard about onboarding a recent Thinkful bootcamp grad, what entry-level developers can expect to work on at a startup, and why completing an internship is an excellent way to break ground in your new tech career after a bootcamp. Plus, Kim shares his tips for optimizing your tech resume to impress an interviewer!
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Megan Dibble earned a college education in industrial engineering, but wasn’t inspired by that career path. Wanting to work on more data-driven projects, she researched bootcamps that were less expensive than going back to college for a master’s degree. Megan explains why she chose to enroll in Thinkful’s Data Science Flex bootcamp instead of a full-time bootcamp, how she landed her first data role before even graduating from Thinkful, and her tips for working remotely as a data professional. Plus, Thinkful now offers deferred tuition for Flex students, so Flex students only pay once they're hired!
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In design, a prototype acts as a blueprint, helping transform ideas into a complete product. Jon Haines, a UX Designer and a UX/UI Webinar Instructor at Thinkful gives us a full rundown on prototyping: the two types of prototypes, how they fit into the design process, and the three most popular UX design tools used by designers in the field today. Learn about the pros and cons of three prototyping tools: Figma, Adobe XD, and Webflow. Plus, Jon shares his insights on how Thinkful’s webinars are supporting new UX designers, and what may be on the horizon for the UX field in 2021.Continue Reading →
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Since 1987, Microsoft Excel has been used in virtually every office by employees with various job titles. But how is Excel used in data analysis today and can it be learned at a bootcamp? Thinkful Data Analytics Instructor Stephanie Jones explains the pros and cons of using Excel for data analysis, the top Excel functions that every data analyst needs to know, and Stephanie’s favorite free resources (and datasets) to start learning Excel!Continue Reading →
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Joshua Akan-Etuk nearly finished their Computer Science degree before dropping out and starting work as a Help Desk Technician while learning to code. After many rejected job applications, Joshua turned to Thinkful to better prepare for a career in web development. Discover how Thinkful's remote Engineering Flex course suits Joshua’s full-time work schedule, and their (very good) advice for anyone who’s thinking of enrolling in a remote bootcamp. Plus, Thinkful now offers deferred tuition for Flex students, so Flex students only pay once they're hired!Continue Reading →
What kinds of Python projects can bootcamp students actually build? Because coding bootcamps are largely project-based, students at Python bootcamps like Hackbright Academy, Metis, and Coding Dojo graduate with a full portfolio of web applications and mobile apps. After spotlighting many bootcamp alumni who have built innovative applications using Python and Django, we’re rounding up our favorite Python projects built by bootcampers!Continue Reading →