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Hi, my name is Idman 👋🏾

Welcome to my first post!

I'm reading 'The Software Craftsman' by Sandro Mancuso and he advises that every developer should have some sort of blog to document their learning and progress - so here I am.

This blog is for me to look back on and hopefully see improvement in my understanding of the technologies I'm learning. Also, I've benefited immensely from developers documenting their journeys and sharing tips. Maybe this will be useful to a beginner at some point.

I've been enrolled on a bootcamp for 6 weeks now and, prior to the bootcamp, I had a bit of experience with HTML and CSS so the learning curve wasn't too steep.

Then we started JavaScript 😬

My background is in social science and education, so the last time I solved a logical problem involving numbers was probably during my maths GCSEs, which were nearly a decade ago!

I've spent the past week solving beginner's-level JavaScript katas just to get my brain re-accustomed to conditional logic and reasoning. A tip that has helped a non-maths-inclined individual like myself is to: break down the problem in digestible bits and think of how you'd solve it in real-life.

I'm hoping that the JavaScript content I've learnt so far will become less abstract once I apply it to the projects I'm working on.

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Chethana Gopinath

Hi! Really cool! I've also started writing more for the same reasons that you have. The one thing I was advised when learning Javascript was to keep the Mozilla Developer Network documentation open. Always refer to that if you have questions. Also, cool post! Do reach out if you have any difficulties cause I know the struggle too.

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Idman

Ooh great tip, I've heard it's the best documentation for JS! Thank you Chethana! Looking forward to your future posts :)

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Brandon Briones

Yes break down everything! console.log is your best friend! I'm at the last stage of my boot camp and I've noticed that a big problem for a lot of people that struggle is that they don't even know the value of what there working with. Console.log before you move on lol

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Idman

Yes, it's so crucial. Also - variables! The amount of times my code wouldn't work because of problems with my variables 🤦🏾‍♀️

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Ridhik Govind

console.log("As a newbie to the amazing coding world and community even I am thinking of writing my first post, let this post be a little bit of push for me to write up a blog post and Best of luck towards your coding journey ");

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Idman

You can do it :)

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Tanmay Khatri

Hi, I am also thinking of starting blogging to document my learnings.
All the best.

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Idman

Go for it. I was hesitant to start because I didn't want to waste precious time blogging, but it actually consolidates my learning.

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Tanmay Khatri

Rightly said. 👍

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Nikhil Chandra Roy

keep up learning, keep up posting

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Idman

Thank you!

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Idman

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate it!

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Idman

Hi, thanks, Kieran!

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Scott Hutchinson

Keep up the great work . Logging is the best way for the computer to communicate with you , I have been developing for a long time and find out new things every day by logging .

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Idman

Thank you for your comment, Scott. It's great to hear that from an experienced developer.

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Ariel Bogdziewicz

Good for you. Quite brilliant reason to write blog - to track learning and progress 💡

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Idman

Thanks Ariel :)

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Afeez Aderemi

The chosen path is sweet, wishing you all the best.

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Idman

Thank you :) you too!

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Maulik

It's really great Idman that you started blogging. It indeed helps. Best of luck with your learning. Keep sharing your thoughts via blogs :)

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Idman

Thank you for the encouragement Maulik 👍🏾

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JoelBonetR

Welcome aboard!

I like to see your future posts about your learning, please, be detailed so other people can point details for you to know more, I also hope you can learn things from we seniors :)

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Idman

Hi, thanks for your comment. I'll make sure to be detailed. And of course! Life-long learning ftw

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