I’ve just finished my third month in the Flatiron School’s software engineering program, and this past section covered the most ground yet in a short amount of time. In 4–5 weeks we’ve covered Ruby syntax, object-oriented programming, SQL, object-relational mapping (specifically ActiveRecord), and using Rack to handle HTTP requests. This section’s project also had us returning to React to create the frontends for our apps.

This has all driven home how insanely quickly you forget what you’ve learned, and how important regular application is for skill retention. We just used React extensively last month, and I already feel rusty! …

Devon Walsh

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