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Chantae P.
Chantae P.

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The Odin Project Update: Part I

I've finally completed the Foundations curriculum.

My experience completing the curriculum has been really good. It took me about 8 weeks since I wasn't exactly learning from scratch. I was already familiar with HTML, CSS and using the Document Object Model.

I just wished I had known about this course sooner. I actually like the way TOP forces you to learn and think like a real programmer. Of all the Udemy courses I've taken along with FreeCodeCamp, the projects I've completed have been really challenging but in a good way. I learned more about how to build projects using JavaScript. And it also helped me learn how to problem solve.

Although I still have a long way to go until I feel more confident using JavaScript, I would say this course has helped me a ton. Yeah, it's a lot of reading involved, but usually I skim through it if it's something I already know. But overall, I usually take my time and process things slowly to make sure I understand everything. The most difficult portion of the course begins when it's time to use REAL JavaScript code to build the project. And by REAL, I mean more than 10 lines of JavaScript code.

Taking this course has pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced to to think and code like a real programmer. Now, I'm even more excited to see what the Full Stack JavaScript curriculum will have in store. I'm pretty sure the projects will be even more challenging but hey, as long as I'm learning and developing better problem solving skills, I'm all for it!

Here are the projects I've built so far:

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