I kind of have a trend going, so I'll keep at it.
It's weird, I have this nagging feeling that I have to code. But, I kind of like it. Before this career change, I felt like every day was exactly the same and it was really putting me in this downward spiral of sadness. I was sad that my position of an orthodontic assistant had no potential for growth.
After Bootcamp, I feel like there's so much for me to explore. I love this feeling that I want to keep learning!
So this week I found a really amazing tutorial on YouTube of a full-stack MERN application, just like what I did in Bootcamp. If you're interested, here's the link (https://youtu.be/NnT7M8_gsIY) to the first part of the 7 video series and below, a screen shot of the YouTuber's account.
What I really liked about this series of videos was that I could understand what was going on. There were times where I'd pause the video and go as far as I could until I needed help.
I changed a few things to make it my own. Instead of using his
CSS I pulled in
CSS framework). He also used some
Font-Awesome icons that weren't working with my code, so I figured out a different way to bring in different icons. (Still from Font-Awesome, but these worked for me)
This series introduced new technology that I wasn't familiar with like
express-validator instead of
Yup Validation. I had no idea you could do validation on the backend, and I really like that option.
I also learned about
JSON Web Token for securely transmitting information.
The series also had a really helpful part about using
Postman for testing. I've used
Postman before but only once. So it was really nice to go over that again.
I'm currently in the job hunting process. Everyday I apply to junior developer jobs. I finally got a bite on a position and recently took their assessment test. Currently I patiently
async/await those results.
For those of you currently holding a development position, what advice do you have for those looking for work? Any input is greatly appreciated! Until next time, 💚.