Javascript | Nightly Coding

Hello Friends!

It’s late and it’s been some time since I’ve posted on my blog. But hey I’m out here learnin’ cut me some slack (also recently got into G.O.T so——yea. lol)

As I go through the learning process of hopefully being a successful front end developer. I am not going to say it is easy. LET’S BE REAL PEOPLE! It takes time, practice and lots, LOTS of dedication.

Recently I watched a Youtube video by Coding Blonde where she interviews Nick from General Assembly — well here it is if you’d like to watch.

He says that when learning front end development—- HTML and CSS are fine. But when you get to Javascript (JS), —THAT is when you see a drop off of student success because of the learning curve.

I get so easily frustrated and tackling this side of my personality is challenging. Taking breaks is good for mental sanity but too many breaks is simply bad practice when learning something so complex.

Anyway for HTML and CSS I used Khan Academy and Free Code Camp — once I managed to complete those (not done learning just ready to move to my first programming language) I moved to Javascript on FreeCodeCamp, I found myself becoming bored..uninterested— I told my mentor this (aka hubs—yes my husband is a Full Stack Software Engineer y’all he is my mentor, I love you and thank you for your patience and never ending support.) He said this is kind of part of the basic learning point of programming – using other words of course.

I didn’t give up!

I really want to learn this guys!

I went back and searched through all those free resources I had previously signed up for when I wanted to start learning Front End. I remembered that Udacity has a pretty good course structure and logged back in.

Course structure is super important to me, with a background in education and knowing that I learn best by doing Udacity courses have been the best fit for me.

Anyway, I’ve been doing much better I am currently on the Intro to Javascript and it’s going well, the videos and the analogies they make allow me to understand the concept much better. They also make you work on quizzes and give you examples to follow along.

Let me know how your front end journey is going.

Are you scared of trying afraid to fail? Don’t worry. I was/am too but remember you’ll never know if you’re the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Grace Hopper or other awesome programming person if you don’t at least try. If you land somewhere in the middle then, HEY that’s a step further than you were before.

Until next time my friends,


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