Road to Code #23

Another update on learning to code.

Still working with the DOM, learning about events.

I’m still continuing with the bootcamp. It’s been hard, considering I started this in the part of the year where it’s hardest for me to take on new projects, and I’ve never done any coding before (other than simple things with the command line).

I still don’t feel like I’ve learned how to code. The good news is that the most common joke I see from programmers goes “I’ve been a programmer for 10 years! I can’t wait to finally learn how to code!”

Maybe no one actually knows how to code, expect one guy, and we’re all copying off of them.

The work continues.

Road to Code #22

Another update on learning to code.

Still working with the DOM.

I’m approaching 6 months of learning to code. I’m still making progress on the web dev bootcamp, but I’m not going to be finished for a while. I don’t know if I need find strategies for faster progress in the coming weeks, or whether I need to just start doing simple freelance work now regardless of whether the bootcamp is done. Probably both.

I’m pretty sure I’ve said in at least one post that “I would like to be done with the bootcamp soon”… but obviously haven’t finished. This is hard stuff. If you’re thinking of taking a coding bootcamp, I’ll tell you that if you haven’t done any coding before, or if math wasn’t your strongest subject in school, a coding bootcamp will be tough (but still doable).

The work continues.

Road to Code #19

Another update on learning to code.

I’m done with the Javascript sections! Or at least, the sections 100% dedicated to Javascript. Now I’m working with the DOM – Document Object Model. Still trying to understand it, but basic idea is that the DOM turns every piece of code in a document into an object that you can change or manipulate.

I’m making steady progress. Progress slows down or speeds up from week to week, but the important thing is to keep moving forward.

The work continues.