Road to Code #16

Another update on learning to code.

Still learning about functions. The next section is called “Leveling Up Our Functions”, so I’m going to be learning about functions for awhile.

I’m prepping to spend February laser-focused on the coding course. Reading less, spending fewer days a week in gym, and so on. I really don’t want to do that last one, but also want to make significant progress next month.

The work continues.

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.