Flatiron’s been over for two weeks now, and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to spend time reviewing some foundational Ruby and tinkering around with some new libraries. I learned the basics of scraping with Nokogiri and OpenURI, both essential for pulling and organizing online data (or at least until every website in the world has a well-organized and intuitive API with no rate limits.)
Last week, the White House released its first budget proposal under President
that guy from The Apprentice who somehow is president now and also a neofascist Trump. While the Trump budget carries little actual weight as a policy document (Congress drafts and passes the budget, and the White House’s budget is primarily a proposal,) it does provide many insights into the government’s funding priorities.
One of the more interesting code labs I’ve done here at Flatiron was the Prime numbers lab from the prework assignments. In the lab, the goal was to create a Ruby method that accepts an argument of a number, and returns true or false depending on whether or not it is prime.