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August 14, 2015

  • Happy Friday

    Team CocoaGems [2015] — at August 14, 2015 10:23 UTC

    We did: Scrum

    Emma did:
    Worked on moving the test to the new search plugin for CocoaPods search.
    Worked on running gems locally, for the plugin.

    Karla:
    Spent the majority of the day doing Ruby Koans with Sarah Guermond -- learning more about Null vs Nil
    Practiced String Interpolation with RubyMonk
    Signed Up for DreamForce/SalesForce Event

  • Aug 14th

    Team Hackrgirls [2015] — at August 14, 2015 08:05 UTC

    Had weekly call with Katrin. Anjaly couldnt attend because of fever ;/ :( . Hopefully she will get well soon. . Planning to go for an outing on Aug 27th :D

  • Aug 13th

    Team Hackrgirls [2015] — at August 14, 2015 08:03 UTC

    Both of us tried to approach the problem individually to see if we can find some creative ideas. And interestingly we could do it but working in team is more effective. . Trying on Issue 425 , Currently, impress.js breaks keyboard shortcuts for the browser's Back (⌘←) and Forward (⌘→) because it swallows all keyup events without first checking event.metaKey. Finding options to filter

  • Aug 12th

    Team Hackrgirls [2015] — at August 14, 2015 07:57 UTC

    Worked on the buttons. Was bit busy with academic seminar and hence had to pace down coding.

  • Day 32nd

    Team RailsGEnthusiasts [2015] — at August 14, 2015 07:40 UTC

    we finished some minor fixes about our last 2 pull requests for votes on links and the search form
    We have started to work on the new feature Guides section for Ruby Game Developers
    As we have not got so much information about this feature, we had some discussions about this with our coach Andrew
    We decided to start working on what we have as an idea
    Later in the afternoon we had our weekly skype meeting with our supervisor Lieke
    Afterwards we could speak with our mentor Andrew about the Guides feature. He has given us some clues and suggestions how it should look like
    We started from the beginning.
    It was a long, but fruitful day for us!

  • Hallelujah!!!

    Team Fanxhe [2015] — at August 14, 2015 06:56 UTC

    Yes!! finally, we did it. :)

    We had a great day, because we could solve the problem that we had with our task and finish it :). The true is that we have learned so much doing the search-bar.

    At midday, we talked with our mentor and we showed him a example and, apparently, all is fine.

    We sent a new commit to our pull-request.

    The afternoon was more relaxed and we studied about:

    -Git commands
    -JavaScript
    -SASS.

  • Refactoring...

    Team Binary [2015] — at August 14, 2015 04:55 UTC

    These days we have to improve the functionality of the platform, due that we have to read a lot of guides. http://guides.rubyonrails.org/active_record_callbacks.html http://guides.rubyonrails.org/layouts_and_rendering.html http://guides.rubyonrails.org/testing.html

  • Running testz

    Team Techylite [2015] — at August 14, 2015 03:57 UTC

    Wrote first running admin tests that failed.
    Started to correct the tests to make them pass.
    Team meeting

August 13, 2015

  • Web site flows

    Team Exercistas [2015] — at August 13, 2015 23:40 UTC

    • font-awesome, not so awesome.
    • font-awesome IS awesome.
    • figured out one thing about sass, it's all about the nesting, and got it to work.
    • went through exercism setup and onboarding as a new user
    • fiddled around with the dashboard appearance and contents
    • helped out Karla from CocoaGems with Ruby koans :)
    • wrote user scenario with scope and scenario team.
    • wrote user testing interview script with scope and scenario team.
    • worked on lightning talk.

  • Refactor, regroup

    Team Cheesy [2015] — at August 13, 2015 22:16 UTC

    Our daily standup was mostly spent on our lesson plan. Roos went ahead with arrays, finished her assignments for writing seeds for the sandbox app to exercise her newly acquainted knowledge. Those seeds are so funny, she definitively wants to prepare a FFaker Pull Request.

    Maud took it a bit more easy, no, really this time, after a few marathon days. She wrote a few more tests and deleted most of the lines while refactoring. Read a bit in textbooks and just at closing time might have found a completely different solution for the nagging status_update form problem. Challenge, I mean, challenge.

  • JSON

    Team RubyGirls Quito [2015] — at August 13, 2015 19:16 UTC

    JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format, easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language, Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition – December 1999. JSON is a text format that is … Read more.

  • JSON

    Team RubyGirls Quito [2015] — at August 13, 2015 19:16 UTC

    JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format, easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language, Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition – December 1999. JSON is a text format that is … Read more.

  • Day 32

    Team Alpha Ruby (α ❤ ✌) [2015] — at August 13, 2015 18:58 UTC

    Continue working intensely for our Team Blog.
    Continue testing on loading new template within rdoc.
    Download more video tutorials related to Ruby and continue to try out few examples demonstrated.
    Exploring and continue to study and work with RHTML for templates.
    Continue working on design Templates.
    Studying and working using rdoc and darkfish templates.

  • Day 32

    Team CodeBenders [2015] — at August 13, 2015 17:18 UTC

    Realised today that the default 404 and 500 pages are not so pretty. So spent time making those and opened another PR for the same.

  • Spring Cleaning!

    Team DEIGirls [2015] — at August 13, 2015 16:32 UTC

    In this murky day (outside, inside it's nice and balloony still) we had the absolutely essential help of Nancy, my adorable 4 year old Pinscher and the love of my life (Rosa talking here) that helped us fix our splat hash bug from yesterday :D YEY!
    We did 2 more pull requests (4 pending now!) and cleaned up all the code, removing unused methods we made when we knew nothing (we're Jon Snows, and not dead, just like him!) and sprucing up our tests.
    And now we will flee to our houses before it starts to rain, because we didn't bring umbrellas (ellas, ellas, ellas, e, e, e).

  • Day 23

    Team Alster Hamburgers [2015] — at August 13, 2015 15:50 UTC

    A busy but productive day (so productive we just realized we never even got around to publishing yesterday's daily log, even). :)

    We worked on our next two user stories using the work we did yesterday - we made it quite far in implementing them and then completed them in another pairing session. (And learned a lot about Active Record Validations and views in CouchDB). And then realized that oh... it may work beautifully but now dozens of existing unit tests fail: Argh. So we had a long session with coach Lukas to get them back to green and learned a lot about overriding existing methods with test data. And THEN we realized that there may be a better solution than our first approach, so we changed everything around again. :)
    But! As a result, two more stories moved across our Kanban board to the QA lane, two more are already ready for sign-off, and all together, they mean our first real pull request may be getting much closer! (So far, our finished tasks seemed to small to ask to merge them but slowly, it is getting a bit more substantial).

    And to end the day, we added a few additional stories to the board/to our GitHub issues to make sure we don't run out of things to do. ;)

  • Day 22

    Team Alster Hamburgers [2015] — at August 13, 2015 15:39 UTC

    Another long day!
    Anke is back so the first part of the day went to catching up on everything Aya had accomplished the day before while she was out.
    And then... still lots of open questions! We worked more on invite code validation and the main result of the day is a long list of questions we came up with while researching how to approach the next task. So many things we don't know! :D
    Our main confusion is around CouchDB and how to query it, which methods to use, etc. We managed to find a first step towards a solution in the evening with coach Klaus, now we just have to figure out how to fit it into the general code. :)
    We still have one failing test to fix (but will need coach help for that - they also decided it was quite tricky.)
    In the evening, Anke and some of the coaches went to the Hamburg Ruby Usergroup meeting.

  • Team Tessie - Day 31 -Halfway?!

    Team Tessie [2015] — at August 13, 2015 12:28 UTC

    What do you mean it's the halfway point?! This makes us sad. We don't want rgsoc to end :(

    From our testing research , we are leaning towards using Intern and so our research intensified!

    Now that we are at the halfway point, it's great to look back at where we started. We've learned so much! It's getting scary to think that soon we will be sent out into the big bad world!

  • Halleluhah!!!

    Team Fanxhe [2015] — at August 13, 2015 12:00 UTC

    Yes!! finally, we did it. :) We had a great day, because we could solve the problem that we had with our task and finish it :). The true is that we have learned so much doing the search-bar. At midday, we talked with our mentor and we showed him a example and, apparently, all is fine. We sent a … Read more.

  • Team Melbourne · #D32

    Team Melbourne [2015] — at August 13, 2015 10:18 UTC

    • Studied ember routes, modals and ajax popups by reading docs and trying out code on localhost.
    • Played around with Discourse's code base to get a better idea of routes within the admin area and how they relate.

  • Thursday sweet Thursday

    Team CocoaGems [2015] — at August 13, 2015 08:20 UTC

    We did:
    Mini (Emmas morning, Karla's evening) planning chat and planning chat on Slack :-)
    Session with Jesse Toth on Algorithms.

    Karla:
    Started working on RubyKoans
    Continued to read up on Binary Search
    Designing Abstract Data Types, Encapsulation and Subtyping in Java.
    Scheduled a follow up Algo. Tutorial
    Had an intro to Ruby Koans and a mini cal with Sarah_Guermond. It gets lonely without your team -mate!
    Yoga Class with Inbal- Restorative

    Emma did:
    Reading the chapter one and two in the Algorithms book to prepare for the session with coach Jesse Toth later today: http://algs4.cs.princeton.edu/home/
    Working on iOS project BarRoulette to prepare for session with Rob Rix. Working on understanding API calls and JSON.
    Session with Rob Rix on iOS development and API calls.