100 Days of Code: Day 32

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The thing you have to remember when coding, or living in the world of technology, is that just when you think you've begun to master something, there's probably a new standard or component that you know nothing about.

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1526680382655{margin-top: 15px !important;margin-bottom: 60px !important;padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_column][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Progress%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2232%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22blue%22%7D%5D” title=”100 Days of Code, Round 1″ percentage_value=”27″ title_color=”#3e3e3e” bar_color=”#1b7da9″ track_height=”20px” track_color=”#e7f6fc” m=”20″ extra_class=”” units=”%”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Goals For Today:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”16″ icon_margin=”20″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^4093|url^https://www.blissfullemon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/incomplete.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^incomplete|description^null”]Work on Free Code Camp project (started yesterday)[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list][vc_custom_heading text=”The Good:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]While I didn’t do what I originally intended today, I have begun learning about ECMAScript 2015 and the newest 2017 standards.

I’ve also begun editing my CSS and transitioning from the code widget I’ve been using to standard HTML code snippets within my posts using <pre> and <code> tags.

I’m noticing that I am increasingly more confident in my CSS skills as I continue this challenge, which is amazing.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”The Bad:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]I have been a bit under the weather today. I get really bad sinus/allergy headaches and sometimes the medicine that I take to make them go away does more harm than good. Such was the case today as I took one allergy pill and it knocked me on my butt all afternoon. I slept from around 1 until close to 5:30 and I am still fighting the fatigue now.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Notes/Comments:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Since I am not feeling too swift today, I decided to spend some time on the Learn JavaScript: Introduction course on Codecademy. I didn’t realize in the course description that it said it was based on JavaScript ES6, so imagine my surprise when I got to the section on variables and neither of variables mentioned used the var keyword. Instead it’s all about const and let, neither of which I have used in JavaScript before.

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The silver lining to this is that:

  1. It encouraged me to learn more about ECMAScript, which I didn’t even know existed up until that point
  2. I’ve used constants before in other programming languages, so stumbling upon them in JavaScript is actually a really nice surprise
  3. If I am going to stop using var and start using another keyword to create new variables, let isn’t such a bad way to go. After all, let food = cucumber; is inherently easy to read and understand.

In any case, am going to continue working on this course and I will make a note if anything else really stands out as being different from the traditional vanilla JavaScript that I’ve been learning.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Important Links” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you want to learn more about EcmaScript / JavaScript 6 / JavaScript ES6:

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