Road to Code #11

Another update on learning to code.

Now I’m learning about Javascript loops; useful if you want to automate something with a few lines of code, instead of writing the same line dozens or hundreds of times. Obviously useful for doing calculations with data, but also useful for things like forums, where every post has different content but has the same repeating structure to contain each post.

I’ve said this before, but if for some reason I win the lottery instead of becoming a web developer, I’ll still have learned A LOT about how websites and browsers work.

The work continues.

And by the way: “Merry Christmas, and…”

Road to Code #10

Another update on learning to code.

Last update, literally all I did was say “This is hard.” Because it is. I went at a decent pace for HTML and CSS, but learning Javascript has gone slower by comparison. I’m still making progress, and I’m going to keep learning.

I’m learning all about strings, arrays, and objects in Javascript. Each of these are different ways of ordering and interacting with information. I’m seeing the potential for how to use them, of comparing data, making lists that can have entries added or removed, creating algorithms, and so on. Right now I’m still wrapping my head around these things, and haven’t built much of anything with them. I’m sure that will change in the near future as the course continues.

The work continues.

Road to Code #8

Another week of learning to code.

This marks two months (officially) of learning to code. Still in the Javascript section of the bootcamp, and I will be for awhile. Something like a quarter of the entire course is dedicated to Javascript (after that comes sections about databases, and a project that combines every skill from the course). I’ve still got a long way to go.

The work continues.