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"Hello, World!": week 3

So, it's hump day of my third week of code school bootcamp, and ma synapses are burnin'. Week 3 day 3 corresponds to our third day of JavaScript, and this class is rapidly burning through the pre-learning that I've managed to accumulate through years of poking my nose into books, tutorials, free "crash courses" and digging through source code for snippets I could "borrow" for my own projects.

I do catch some flack in school for being ahead of the curve compared to a lot of people in the class, but I know it's coming from the stress everybody is under, trying to make sense of all this information that's being hurled our way. I know I would feel the same way were I in their shoes. And, it won't be long until I'm in territory just as new to me as it is to them. After all, we'll be starting Ruby in a week and 1/2.

In the meantime, I try to help out as much as I can, explaining logic and syntax for things I have a good handle on. Often, I find myself talking my way into a better or more efficient way of coding a particular solution than the one that I had already written in my own code.


Okay, time for a nightcap.

"Hello, World!": week 2

Writing now from near the end of week 2 of my Iron Yard coding boot camp, and I'm kinda feeling like this dude:

TFW you've been coding for 9 days straight...

TFW you've been coding for 9 days straight...

My sister asked me how class was going, and I replied "My brain is getting fuller every day!", and that's kinda how it feels.  We've been speeding through HTML, CSS, command-line usage, flexbox, and HTML forms, and we've only had 9 classes! In the next 2 weeks we'll be getting into javascript, and after that it'll be on to back-end developing with Ruby.

More to come...