Road to Code #14

Another update on learning to code.

Still learning about functions. I feel like I’m back in math class.

Honestly, progress has been pretty slow the last few weeks. But that doesn’t surprise me; I’ve learned to expect a dip in productivity around this time of year. I suspect that my progress will pick up again in a few weeks. In the meantime, I’m not going to quit. Unless I win the lottery or something else equally fantastic, I’m going to finish this – and even then, I would probably want to finish this just to say I got it done.

The work continues.

Road to Code #13

Another update on learning to code.

The course says I’m done with loops now, moving onto functions.

I have a feeling that for the first several months (or years, or maybe even forever), I’ll be copying other people’s code in order to make things that work. There’s a lot of stuff to remember, a lot of working parts to fit together, and it’s 100x easier to just copy parts of someone else’s code than to write perfect code yourself (especially as a beginner).

Part of me says “that’s plagiarism!”, but another part of me suspects that’s what every coder in the world does.

The work continues.

Road to Code #12

“… a happy New Year.”

Another update on learning to code.

That makes 3 months of learning to code. I’m still learning about loops, but will soon enter the Javascript functions section.

I expect it’s going to take several more weeks to complete this bootcamp. I’m making progress, but there’s a lot of material to cover. I’m sticking with it until the end.

The work continues.