100 Days of Code: Day 81

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I'm still struggling with learning Redux, but I'm so determined. As with learning anything complex, the key is to aim for one small piece at a time.

[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%2281%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^4091|url^https://www.blissfullemon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/done.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^done|description^null”]Continue learning Redux via Free Code Camp challenges, video courses, and documentation[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list][vc_column_text]Today started out really well. I published a new post about the self-care challenges that I’ll be doing over the next several months. Afterwards, I got started on my coding challenge for the day, focusing once again on learning Redux.

The downward slope of doom…

For a while, it felt like my afternoon was quickly heading downhill. I wasn’t looking forward to trying to learn Redux today, but I don’t exactly have a ton of time to just mess around and not learn the things I need to know. So, I figured I would suck it up and try my best. Even if I could only learn one thing today, that would mean that tomorrow would be a little bit easier. Baby steps, right?

Learning Redux

I started the ‘Performing Complex State Management with Redux’ course at Lynda.com before switching to ‘Learning Redux’ from a different instructor. I plan to finish both courses but wanted to go over the basics all at one time.

It only took a few hours of videos and a little reading from the documentation before I felt like I was ready to try my hand at the Redux challenges at Free Code Camp.

The good news? I actually finished them!

The bad news? I honestly don’t know how I finished. I still feel very confused.

I’m discouraged by how difficult it has been to learn React and Redux. I don’t know why I thought it would be easier, but it’s possibly one of most difficult things I’ve ever tried to learn, especially Redux. That is including Java, C# for Unity, JavaScript, and literally every software engineering course ever taken.

Maybe I’m just overly tired at this point, but I can’t help but feel a bit daft… and utterly overwhelmed. Fortunately, while I might feel stupid, that doesn’t mean that I am.

Mama didn’t raise no dummy.

** cringes inwardly at her horrible grammar **

This afternoon, I am going to start reading a book from Tuts+. Then tomorrow I plan to get back to those Redux courses. It’s going to take some time, but I am determined to figure this out.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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