I wrote this on 01-21-17, one week after I started calling myself a develubber aka engineer.
Jeff sent me this blog post. I got to read it this morning and it made me feel better about my progress over the last week.
In the past week, I read a react book. I think I understood 50% of it. I tried to apply my learning to fixing some bugs in wizard and failed (but learned). And then, I got to apply what I learned about react to help build our new citations feature.
I got the opportunity to pair with Jeff Tuesday to Friday. I felt like I learned the most during the time spent working with Jeff. I think on the first day I felt that I understood 40% of what we were doing. On Wednesday I felt like I understood 20% of what we were doing. On Thursday because on Wednesday I felt like I was more lost, I was less optimistic. But then on Friday I felt like I understood 90% of what we were doing.
I think one of the biggest things that is holding me back is I don't feel safe with code when Jeff is not around, but that started to change on Friday when we split and we started to work on the same problem in parallel. Yay!
Don't give up. Don't get too discouraged. Keep practicing. Practice makes perfect.