Today I completed the Basic Algorithm challenges at FCC. Also started a Scrimba tutorial working on a portfolio website. Had some progress on it and learned a lot about CSS. I've been slacking on the EJS part of my schedule. Will have to improve.
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.
Make plans, do work, repeat.
- Using the spread operator and manipulating arrays
- Checking for falsy values
- Manipulating arrays with filter
- Using arrow functions
- Finding indices of arrays and inserting elements at the index
- Handling different cases
- Using the parseInt() method
- Using CSS custom properties
- Making responsive sites
- Using media queries
- Using grids
Task 'Portfolio_Scrimba'. Elapsed time: 1 h 27 min 6 s
Task 'FCC'. Elapsed time: 0 h 50 min 39 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.
Been really into these Python videos and here is one more. This one is explaining what it requires to be a Python expert. Check it out from below.
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!