Road to Code #31

Another update on learning to code.

Still working with Node. Now I’m learning about servers, and about using a JavaScript framework called Express for setting up servers, handling requests and sending responses.

The course is about front end web development, but I’m learning a lot about back end development (and general computing) in the process. This is one of those courses where every time you learn something, something you don’t know about is brought up, and you become a little more aware of just how much there is to learn.

The work continues.

Road to Code #30

Another update on learning to code.

I’ve entered the node.js sections of the course, which is a runtime library that uses Javascript for server scripting (back end) instead of just in the web browser (front end). Learning about file permissions, setting requirements, modules, and Node Package Manager (npm). Having used package managers on Linux over the years, some of this is pretty familiar.

Understanding of the material comes and goes. Sometimes it clicks instantly and I speed through the course. Other times it’s difficult, and progress slows down. It depends on the day, or even the hour.

The thing to do is to keep moving forward.

The work continues.