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Taimoor Sattar
Taimoor Sattar

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What is the difficult coding challenge you have faced?

Everyone faces challenges while coding and sometime after you find out the solution for that. What is the difficult coding challenge/problem that you have faced in the past?

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Brad • Edited on

One of the hardest times I had was the time I was just starting out with web development.

I was tasked with reverse engineering a google chrome extension that added custom functionality to gmail.

Not only was I very green, I also had basically 0 experience with Javascript, Google App Script, HTML, CSS, JQuery, and Chrome extensions. Luckily I did have some programming experience under my belt so I wasn't totally hopeless.

3 hours 3 times a week for a month I spent bashing my head against the problem. I learned the basic of Javascript, how Google App Script works, basics of jQuery, HTML, CSS, and basic Chrome extension development.

The challenge wasn't necessarily the problem, it was being able to learn all of that stuff with 0 help, 0 guidance, and actually get it working.

The best part is I came to the conclusion all the work was for naught, as adding a button into gmail was flaky and could break at any second, which I reported and all my work went down the drain essentially. 😢

It was a fantastic learning experience though, and really allowed me to prove to myself I could do this programming stuff.

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Taimoor Sattar Author

Great... Guidance at the beginning stage is very important. It helps to learn faster and grow quick.

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Taimoor Sattar Author

Overcoming Fear of failure to achieve the result. This is good lesson.