Learning to Code, Part 5

I just can’t stay away from Codecad­e­my. I went back and fin­ished the Web Fun­da­men­tals course. I had been wait­ing because there’s JavaScript involved in the last few assign­ments, but it turns out I was able to do those with­out fin­ish­ing the JavaScript cours­es. I feel all warm and fuzzy now.

It’s good that I have that feel­ing about some­thing because I cer­tain­ly don’t feel that way about the library book I checked out. JavaScript in Easy Steps by Mike McGrath is use­less. Yes, the steps are easy, if you just want to type. There’s almost no expla­na­tion of any­thing, so either I already know the mate­r­i­al, or I can’t learn from it. Being told, “Type this in. This is what the result will be,” with­out any source code to view (the free down­loads web­site is only avail­able to peo­ple in the U.K.) and no trou­bleshoot­ing tips is sil­ly. Just a screen­shot of what the fin­ished code should look like would be a good idea because the author’s instruc­tions aren’t always so clear or even sequen­tial. I’m glad I did­n’t spend mon­ey on this book.

So I’ll be wait­ing for my friend’s expla­na­tion, and wish­ing all the lessons at Codecad­e­my were as well-writ­ten as the ear­ly JavaScript ones.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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