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April 23 — Daily CodeNewbie Check-in Thread

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Aaron McCollum

Did a little javascript with HTML/CSS webpage this morning for a course. Later today I'm going to probably do some intro exercises on FCC or figure out why my JS from this morning isn't working.

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Alcides

Is it required to do the JavaScript section on FCC if im interested in doing Frontend Development?

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Aaron McCollum

You can start anywhere in FCC. From what I’ve gathered though, you should find somewhere to learn JavaScript for web development. It’s one of the big 3. Have you done any of the courses on FCC yet?

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Alcides

Im currently doing the Responsive Web Design projects

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Aaron McCollum

Good deal! I just finished those. They are really fun. JavaScript is technically the next course but you can skip around.

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Alcides

Though I am thinking of learning Javascript on another platform

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Aaron McCollum

Okay! That’s totally fine. You can skip JavaScript on FCC and move on.

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MikeKuhl

Yesterday I commented and didn't explain. I said "I still feel like I don't know anything event though I chip away at learning almost daily. Getting rough for me I think. Self teaching doesn't feel how I thought it would." To answer the questions of those that reached out. I've done FCC and some udemy courses and haven't started my own personal project. Not sure if its an anxious thing or feeling loss or like I'm not able to do so yet. Small backstory, I'm active duty military and I plan to use a VA benefit called VetTec when my time is up. So I was able to get the Galvanize Premium prep for free. I'm currently struggling through their Fashion Inventory section. I just try to do a section a day no matter how much time it takes. I really want to get off this wild road of just doing courses and such, I just don't know how.

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sarahwise

It is super tricky to do this on your own but don't give up! Youtube is an excellent resource, I actually follow NetNinja and ieatwebsites. they have some great tutorials and go through everything at an easy pace.

I feel like I don't know anything all the time. Especially when starting code from scratch. What helps me is that I just tell myself that I am trying to learn the dictionary in a day and I need to take my time. It'll click. I hope this helps and I am new to so if you ever need to vent hit me up.

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CoolCodekid

The Net Ninja Tutorials are amazing. Sometimes I just need a quiz or project to test whether I really understand what I'm doing. I'm a very practical learner that's the only disadvantage to coding alongside videos.

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sarahwise

I'm not a test taker myself, I end up like a deer in headlights and forget everything that I learned. That being said I know W3 schools has quizzes (sadly they are the same ones every time). I'll keep an eye out and let you know if I find any sites that offer more in terms of review,.

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Linda Thompson

It is hard to fight that feeling! in all honesty, the FCC projects helped me get started...having something guided, especially with the tests now, but not something that you simply follow along with, is good practice for learning to build your own things. Plus, the forum (and here!) can provide great help if you get stuck. The hardest part is getting started. <3

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Agathe Badia

I'm working on a personal project using Ember.js and I was able to render data from a json file (it made my day!). I'm now working on the last page of the project, sharing developers' testimonials, and I'm working on a functionality to sort stories/articles per author's name, id/most recent/oldest.

If you have any tips for it, please let me know!