Okay, so I am using this to document my foray into coding.
I have been working with FreeCodeCamp since September 11, so today makes 10 days. Well, it is past midnight so technically 11, but whatever. I have also looked into Iron Hack, Codecademy, Udacity, code.org, some MOOCS, Epicodus, etc. I’m going to stick with FreeCodeCamp for now and consult other resources when I get stuck.
I have been immersing myself in websites about coding, coders, programming languages. Some of it is a bit overwhelming, but I can get something out of most things and save links so I can look at them again when I understand more.
I have a nursing infant so the majority of my coding practice has been done with him in my lap, on my shoulder, or attached to me. I’m beginning to master the one-hand hunt-and-peck method.
Also currently enrolled in an MBA program so I am basically learning something new all the time.
Cool things I have accessed so far:
- Paul Ford on What is Code. Very long article, but really worth the read. I learned a lot.
- If I don’t feel like reading while I pump, I watch the Udacity HTML and CSS lessons on my phone instead.
- CodeNewbie blog and resources
- I bought Joshua Kemp’s book about becoming a junior developer from start to finish and read it in a couple of hours this Sunday. Very motivating and helpful.
- Discovered StackOverflow, a great place to go when I have questions if I can’t get an answer on the FreeCodeCamp Gitter
My goal is to code every day, even if it’s just a little bit. I skipped one day (last Wednesday) and I felt like I lost some of what I learned.
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