Inspired by yesterday's video, I decided to improve my code on the TaskTimer app. Now it works on an object-oriented basis and the tasks have their own Task class. It took a long time according to Wakatime but I also read the documentation and watched different videos explaining things. Great day from the learning perspective.
Even though I learned a lot today, I didn't, unfortunately, advance in EJS or FCC at all. Have to reconsider my plan or start working on the steps outlined in the study plan below.
Found out about the HackerRank site and decided to take a look. Found out that there are certifications that you can earn and decided to try them. Earned the certs in Basic Python and Basic Problem Solving. Liked the test and the site as a whole.
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.
Plans are for winners.
- Total revamp of the code
- Made the tasks into objects
- Made the dicts and objects work together
- Worked on making the code more understandable
- Got some practice on Git and GitHub
- Sorting and solving the smallest routes
- Challenges are super fun!
Task 'TaskTimer'. Elapsed time: 4 h 0 min 22 s
Task 'HackerRank certifications'. Elapsed time: 1 h 12 min 3s
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.
The Python fanboyism continues. Today's video is about list comprehension in python. Check 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!