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A Dice Game... as it was then and as it is now #reviewyourself

MMJ
Backend developer. Frontend enthusiast. Photographer & videomaker having time.
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A few days ago, I found an old folder on my pc that dates to the time when I was starting to study web development.
Inside this folder I found an exercise I made up to practice which consisted in developing a dice game for two players.
Obviously, it's a very simple code, but looking back at it I was surprised the way I developed it and I realized how different I am now both as a developer and as a person.
The interesting thing, as well as revealing the use of bad practices, was reviewing the logic with which I faced problems and found solutions, following paths that I hardly recognize as "mine".
So, I decided to put on codepen both that old version of the game and a new developed version as I would develop it now, leaving the frontend scaffolding intact, changing only the JS logic.
I did this just for fun as now, being a backend developer, that’s not what I’m focused on, but I think this can be a good exercise in general and can help to understand yourself, looking from the outside and observing your own path to improve.

#reviewyourself

If you get inspired from this and post something alike, please use the same hashtag and let me know in the comment section :)

Here are the two versions of the game:

Old Version

New Version

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