- I have created a schedule on my Google Calendar to keep me focused on my Web Dev studies.
- Thanks to an acquaintance via a former coworker, who I think could be a mentor, I now use a site online to project manage my web dev projects, Glip. I’ve added my site and this app I started working on, as projects.
- I’ve been hard at work on my site. It won’t be anything stellar when done, but I’m glad that I have worked on it 1-2 days a week, consistently.
- Speaking of my site, I’ve started to push my work to GitHub, so I’ve been improving my Git skills: https://github.com/spialelo
- Back to how I said I moved on from Codecademy. I’m now trying to do Codewars problems 1-2 a week: http://www.codewars.com/users/spialelo. The problems are definitely challenging. They lead to me doing research, primarily on Mozilla Developer, and working my way through the problems. Also, the use of stackoverflow.
- All that’s left on my site, is to implement parallax scrolling effect, I think. Then I just need to create code samples, to put in the Code Sample section. Wishful thinking: implement parallax over the weekend.
Note: Today I received my Weekly Codewars email, and saw they had a “You Can’t Code Under Pressure #1” challenge. I did the challenge and was able to solve it under 5 minutes. *shocked face* I did have to do quick research when the first solution I was thinking was the answer did not pass the test. However, I knew what to look for. Then since I was on a happy high, I decided to do another. I solved that one. Then another, with the help of Mozilla Developer, I solved that. I decided to do one more, which required a bit of reading on Mozilla Developer, StackOverflow, and other sources, but I finally reached the correct answer, after going all around. But I amazed myself with my knowledge. I knew how to use the String object and it’s properties, the same with the Array object. I knew that a for loop had to be used and that charAt() was needed. Thought I needed, toString(), but I didn’t. I knew how it worked though. *happy face with thumbs up* New things that I learned and want to revisit to make sure I understand it: nested functions[!!!], closure[!!!], and the use of .reverse()[!], .split()[!], & .join()[!].
That’s all for now. Finishing up my day time work & then heading home to watch Scandal. I originally planned to hit the gym for a second workout of the day and then return for Scandal. End of quarter workload changed that plan. Until next time, thanks for reading!