April 25, 2018
So remember yesterday we were 20 minutes late? I’m 40 minutes early today babbyy!! As to why I did that was due to the unbearable heat and death-dirt around my home, aandd I also wanted to prepare for my homework in NIhonggo (Japanese Class) and I’m more productive in an environment where it’s not comfortable to procrastinate and relax.
And so I did my homework for about 50 minutes as my other internship buddies were late. As usual, Jerome was as chill as the summer breeze in somewhere not in the Philippines.
Also, today is the last day for our tutorial sessions with Jerome. Next meeting is with another mentor to talk about Git.
Our tutorial today was a little bit easier to grasp and relatively shorter. We talked about different utility operations that are very handy and useful which can be used in our future projects that we will be working on in the future.
Jerome showed us the techniques of traversing and searching certain files or directories using some quick commands in the terminal (using ack-grep). He also taught us about multiple file handling in a single screen and also multiple screen manipulation. It’s basically tabs and split-screens in Windows. The amazing thing is how it’s all done in a terminal which still gives me shocks! even to this day.
We were also taught about how to maintain different computer processes in memory, disk, directories, or programs. All for the sake of teaching us the idea of safety and security in terms of reliability and integrity of data or processes.
Another topic tackled was about Web Servers and the service we used was nginx which was promoted as better than apache and is used majority by big corporations and working companies.
Jerome also informed us about the importance of logs and why we should start using and practicing it. He demonstrated how this affects your development process and how important it is to make your life easier in debugging.
We were also given techniques or tips on the future tutorials since we’ve basically covered all the preliminaries of the Linux training. He gave us some tips on database making, database functions, VIM commands that are very useful, and most importantly, career paths and decisions.
Overall, Jerome was very hands-on, he was very patient with us newbies to Linux, and was very understanding that spoon-feeding + some demonstration is the best way to tackle the discussion.
I can definitely say that after the 3 day tutorial, I am somewhat more interested in Linux than in Windows, and I now have some tricks in my sleeves that can be used in the corporate world.
Closing remarks: Training definitely was dragging since we’re new to something and it is presented only through terminal and how it is very tiring for the eyes. But amidst that dragging moment, the learnings learned + the tips given to us was definitely worth it.
12 hours (3 days) down, 288 hours to go.
Let’s see what happens with the Git tutorials this Friday! Hope everything goes well haha!