A bit more than five weeks ago I tried to read a programming book. It was recommended as one of the best books to learn Ruby with. I had a feeling that „The Well Grounded Rubyist“ was a really good book. But I didn’t understand it. The author David A. Black writes about hashes, arrays, variables and things called methods that are called on objects. It wasn’t a very pleasant read.
The language of the web
Today I wrote a little script that pulls a list of 38 cities onto a simple website. When the user chooses, let’s say Athens, from the menu, my script connects to the API (Application Programming Interface) of openweathermap.org and returns Athen’s current temperature. I was quite excited about this useful little tool. So excited that I stayed at the academy until I had found a way to get the cities‘ geo coordinates and query Instagram photos taken around Greece’s capital as well. Once the layout is somehow presentable I will show you my first handmade mashup.