Today was a fun day full of learning and trying new things.
Inspired by the great YouTube video that I shared yesterday, I decided to try Sonic Pi! I only just started with the tutorial integrated into the application, but it was super fun trying to make the computer play the sounds I wanted.
I decided to make a more robust schedule for coding. My base plan right now is:
- Read a chapter of EJS in two days. Then do the exercises on the third day.
- Do at least ten challenges at FCC every day.
- Watch a programming related YouTube video or listen to a podcast
This is just the base plan and I'm adding some "spice" to the mix. The spice can be anything that I want to do on that particular day.
I'll keep this at the beginning of my writings and change it as I see fit.
- Nesting arrays and objects
- Accessing nested objects and arrays
- Designing functions
- Using and modifying code from the given problem
- How to make sounds with code
- What is live coding
- Learning the syntax of Sonic Pi
- Bug fixing and the importance of monitoring my scripts every once in a while
Task 'FCC'. Elapsed time: 0 h 37 min 27 s
Task 'EJS_exercises'. Elapsed time: 1 h 9 min 37 s
Task 'Sonic_Pi'. Elapsed time: 1 h 8 min 0 s
Task 'Twitter_bot'. Elapsed time: 0 h 15 min 1 s
As I said in the study plan, from now on I'm going to watch a programming related video every day. I'll share them here so that others can watch them also.
Interested by the sorting Olympics video I shared a couple of days ago, I decided to look more into sorting algorithms.
This great little miniseries explains why different sorts are faster than others and how radix sort works.
Also found this really funny video and thought you people at dev would like it.
The learning environment which comes with the book makes the experience ten times better. Using the word "book" is a bit misleading. There are lots of code examples that the reader can run in the browser and there are plenty of exercises at the end of chapters.
And the best part? The book is totally free!
A platform for coding challenges. I enjoyed trying it and have read some positive things about Exercism. I liked the way the problems are solved. It requires using your own IDE and the terminal which felt like I was programming like the big boys.
A great open-source resource for becoming a full-stack developer. It starts with the very basics and gets going after that. Really enjoyed it and look forward to doing more of the lessons.
Have a great day and see you all tomorrow!