To make a long story short, the process worked. The Core Curriculum taught me the fundamental concepts I needed, and at my own part-time pace. Capstone extended and integrated that knowledge by cultivating it in a dedicated, full-time, team-based environment. After finishing Capstone, I secured a job as a Senior Software Engineer within six weeks.READ MORE
These are articles that current students are writing about while working through Launch School. Topics range from technical explanations to reflections on learning to mastery. Great results are obvious when the curriculum is rigorous enough, but if you really want to get an idea of what it feels like while on the journey to mastery, read these reflections.
What is Ruby, anyway? (Or: what did I just install?)
How can you study when life gets in the way
Overcoming the RB109 Live Interview:
Becoming a Better Learner With Launch School
Don’t Learn a Programming Language. Learn Software Engineering
When distractions hit you, Time Logs save the day
Reclaiming my Identity as a Learner
My time at Launch School (so far)
Multi-cluster at scale: why Timescale chose Linkerd for its service mesh framework
Launch School for Speedy Learners
Time Management During Launch School Assessments
Binding in Ruby
A Journey to Understand Variable Scope
Using JIT Learning to Build an App During Launch School’s Capstone Prep
From Student to Master: Launch School’s approach to “self-taught” programming.
Speaking in Ruby
How to FLY.`io`
The First Step: Setting Out on the Road to Mastery
Adjusting Learning Styles: The Transition from Launch School’s Core to Capstone
Our New 2021 Salaries Page
My Ruby Chess Journey is a series of articles about how I wrote a command line chess game in pure Ruby.
learning how to learn. The very beginning on the path to Software Engineer
Why I Ran Out of Time Taking Launch School's RB109 Written Assessment (and what I'm changing so it doesn't happen again)
How to prepare for Written Assessments and Manage your time while taking them!
The WSL2 guide to Ruby and JS development (featuring Win 10 & 11, Ubuntu, VSCode, Git, PostgreSQL…)
How Web Apps Remember Who You Are
TCP, TLS and Handshakes
Podcast S4E6: Programming Essentials Workshops Q&A and Catchup with Kelvin
Programming Essentials Workshops (Week 3)!
Programming Essentials Workshops (Week 2)!
Introducing our Programming Essentials Workshops — now free!
Delegation Vs Delegator in Ruby: Part 1
Podcast S4E5: Transforming at Launch School
Time Out: Part 2
Time Out: Part 1
JS230 Side Project: Website Redesign
Launch School RB109 Assessment — Not Your Average College Exam
PEDAC, the Hero’s Journey, and Wishing upon an Algorithm
3 Stages to the RB109 Interview | Isolating skills to reduce frustration
Podcast S4E4: Capstone Salaries, Recession & The Younger Students of Launch School
What is the Internet
RB109: My PEDAC Process | Build little magic boxes with me.
Developing a (simple) PostgreSQL rapid iteration workflow
What Century Is After Midnight?
Part-Time to Full-time Study
Web App Components: How Servers, Frameworks, and Databases Make Development Easier
Making Sense of SQL: Part 1
Building an App at the Midpoint of Launch School Core
Preparing for the 109 interview
Launch School Podcast S4E3 is out!
How I became a software developer in 4 years
The Curse of Knowledge
Launch School Podcast S4E2 is out!
"Floating" in Rubies
Video Series: The Lifecycle of an HTTP Message
Podcast S4E1: Welcome to Season 4!
Understanding Nested Iteration: a Key to Success in RB101
Mastery-Based Learning vs. Factory-Based Education Model: A Review of Launch School’s Documentation
A Visual Guide to Variables as Pointers and Object Passing, in Ruby
Best Practices: RB101 through RB139
Lessons From the First Half of Core
We are Made of Stories
Variable Scope and Access in Ruby: The Important Parts
How does the internet work?
Debug that thing A debugging checklist/toolbox for my future self.
A Nightmare on Bug Street - How to deal with bugs during a coding interview - or better - how to not get them at all.
Lessons from Being a TA
Which evaluation strategy does Ruby use!
Finishing my first @launchschool quiz, and I’m thrilled to say that while it’s hard, it isn’t hard because it’s tricky. If a question only has one answer you cannot select two answers. The test doesn’t allow that. 😀
Podcast S3E10: Season Finale
Podcast S3E9: Getting to know Pete
What helped me get through the LS181 Assessment
A Mental Model for Understanding Encapsulation in Ruby
How I Stopped Procrastinating and Started Working on Coding Side-Projects
How to Make Assumptions (When Learning to Program)