Today I started the Basic Data Structures challenges. They were what the name states, pretty basic. The start was mostly focusing on arrays.
Chapter seven is a project chapter where we as a reader build a program with the author. The first project was to make a mail delivering robot, or actually a few of them.
We built three robots: a randomRobot, a routeRobot, and a goalOrientedRobot. The names describe them pretty well. The most interesting one was the goalOrientedRobot as it had some pathfinding capabilities.
We also built a way to add parcels for the robots to deliver in random locations around the map.
This was a fun chapter and going to start the exercises tomorrow.
I decided to make a more robust schedule for coding. My base plan right now is:
- Read a chapter of EJS in two days. Then do the exercises on the third day.
- Do at least ten challenges at FCC every day.
- Watch a programming related YouTube video or listen to a podcast
This is just the base plan and I'm adding some "spice" to the mix. The spice can be anything that I want to do on that particular day.
I'll keep this at the beginning of my writings and change it as I see fit.
I encourage everyone to make a plan. It will push you forward!
- What are data structures and how to use them
- Difference with one and multi-dimensional arrays
- Using the spread operator
- How to start solving bigger problems
- Using objects and functions
Task 'FCC'. Elapsed time: 0 h 37 min 3 s
Task 'Reading_EJS'. Elapsed time: 1 h 17 min 20 s
As I said in the study plan, from now on I'm going to watch a programming related video every day. I'll share them here so that others can watch them also.
Watched this really fascinating video describing the Art of Code. Really recommend watching it!
The learning environment which comes with the book makes the experience ten times better. Using the word "book" is a bit misleading. There are lots of code examples that the reader can run in the browser and there are plenty of exercises at the end of chapters.
And the best part? The book is totally free!
A platform for coding challenges. I enjoyed trying it and have read some positive things about Exercism. I liked the way the problems are solved. It requires using your own IDE and the terminal which felt like I was programming like the big boys.
A great open-source resource for becoming a full-stack developer. It starts with the very basics and gets going after that. Really enjoyed it and look forward to doing more of the lessons.
Have a great day and see you all tomorrow!