My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code.
One question I have grown to loath is, is something that probably gets asked most often. Which is “what are you up to these days”….. This is a loaded question and I have a hard time answering it for some reason.
For most people around my age there life follows a track to success. Graduate high school, go to college, graduates college, get a job, then to ultimately move to the suburbs, the end. But right now I am in a weird place on my path to the suburbs. I graduated college, but I am not in grad school, but I am in school. The place that I am at currently makes sense for me; to be in this school right now. But communicating that to… say my dad has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done. Your answer to being asked may be more elaborate than mine, but I usually just tell them “I am in school, studying computer stuff”. If you are in the dev world, then you get it and all the dots connect easily, but outside of it; it’s like me looking into a car engine and trying to point stuff out.
Currently, in school, we are poking around in an ORM. An ORM stands for object relational mapping and is used to correlate sql databases to ruby classes and vice versa. This is how people build databases for their applications as well as instantiate, add, pull, and alter their databases through their program. For me to get into how this all works and how it all fits together, would take weeks. The Flatiron School does an awesome job at explaining this in a comprehensible way. Working through building out a SQLight3 database, then slowly moving towards integrating database with OO Ruby and the importance of it. One awesome lecture I watched recently I have listed below.
The video below is a code walkthrough of building out your own interactive ORM, built by Avi one of the professors and leaders at The Flatiron School.
Please watch the video and ask any questions you may have. I will try my best to answer anything you need clarification on.