THE DOM

I’ve been in beautiful California doing fun things, hence no blogging. I’ve been doing small chunks of the Intro to Javascript course, though, and am now on section 13 out of the 22.

Finally have been introduced to the DOM and what it is – and am amused to know that it has such an un-interesting actual name.

THE DOM to me sounds like something out of The Godfather, or perhaps 50 Shades of Grey.

Feel like I am getting a bit of a grasp on objects, properties, functions, etc. It’s all felt very theoretical though, so getting to really put it into action will be nice and hopefully make it feel more real. This article – Why You Learn the Most When you Feel like You’re Struggling as a Developer – has been helpful today. I’m also taking a freebie webinar by General Assembly on Introduction to Javascript soon – I always think that additional ways of looking at something I’m learning is a great way (usually) to get more insight.

Until them, back into THE DOM (said as dramatically as possible).

 

22

There are 22 sections in the Intro to Javascript class. Glad I did not wait to start – the first few lessons have been on computational thinking, logic, pseudocode and whatnot. Good stuff, very interesting, have zipped through. Don’t want to zip through too fast and not absorb any of it and have to revisit later in the class, though. I’m on the 6th section.

Question: does anyone ever create a flowchart and NOT run out of paper?

And yes, because I have a middle-schooler in my life, this title did make me think of:

You’re welcome.

PWD

I’m taking the Break Into Tech blueprint from Skillcrush. The course has three parts, and I am at the beginning of phase two.

Phase one was lots of HTML and CSS, and then learning to work in the terminal, and then Git and GitHub. I really enjoyed these classes. I don’t think I made anything super amazing, but getting results and problem solving along the way was hugely satisfying.

I’ve been working in Atom to type code; have dabbled in codepen, set up in GitHub, and got my subscription to Photoshop.

For phase two, you can choose different tracks: designer, developer, or designer & developer. Basically, I want to learn ALL THE THINGS, so I’ve put all the courses into my track. I’m in the first class, Visual Design Fundamentals and Tools.

The main thing I’ve learned so far is this: I don’t want to be a designer. I appreciate good design and feel like I can recognize “bad” design, but it’s not my strength. I miss coding. I’m slogging through Visual Design Fundamentals and Tools with my eyes on the prize:

The next class I’m taking is Introduction to Javascript. Whooo!!

I’m very excited.

In the meantime, to try and keep coding a bit because I miss it and don’t want to forget everything I’ve learned, I’ve downloaded a PSD and am attempting to code it; follow along in GitHub!