Day 41: April 8, 2019

Today’s Progress: Introduction to JavaScript Pt. 2 (FCC)

Thoughts: It’s been a minute, how is everyone? The partner doing good? Pets?

Is this a cheap ploy to avoid talking about the course results and my JavaScript studies from today?

Noo Yes.

So yeah, first of all, I didn’t get into the program I was doing course work for v__v.

I’m going to be completely honest, I was fairly upset over the rejection. I really felt like I had what it took to be a decent candidate, not to mention the time & availability needed. But it just seems like it wasn’t meant to be.

For a moment after receiving the message, I felt like giving up on coding. I felt like this was my real chance at showing I was serious about everything and not making it made me feel like a fraud. I had to realize that it was valid to feel bad about the rejection but it wasn’t going to do me any good to just sit around in my feels.

Sitting my butt down at my computer and coding makes me a serious coder. Making all those silly websites makes me a serious coder. Spending hours dreaming up solutions to code problems makes me a serious coder.

So yeah. Moving on to today’s lesson. I resumed my FCC studies. The JS section welcomed me back with open arms.

I wanted to run.

Literally just a lot of learning how to connect strings together, make arrays and use bracket notation to find characters. The most difficult section for me was the Word Blank’s challenge.

Seriously what.

The challenge required me to make a sort of madlibs style sentence by combining the wordBlanks with words of my own. I could use any thing for the wordBlanks but I decided to just use the ones in there. Mainly because I was already super confused.

Turns out my main problem was my forgetfulness. Totally failed to remember you don’t put variables in quotations.

Not this.

Well. Now I know, right?

Key Takeaways From Day Forty-One:

  • VARIABLE NAMES DO NOT HAVE QUOTATIONS, MIMI. Strings do, but not the variable names.
  • The best way to understand Multi-Dimensional Arrays is to draw them out.

Link To Project: N/A

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