To celebrate my birthday, I'm uncovering 31 facts about who I am and the life I've lived so far! Learn all about my loves, fears, and dreams, as well as a few darker aspects of my identity.
I'm wrapping up my first round of 100 Days of Code, making plans for my next round, and catching up on some long-overdue tasks.
I finally finished and submitted the Drum Machine project with all tests passing! Now there are just two projects left and five days to complete them.
I have finished the Markdown Previewer application! This puts me ahead of schedule. Plus, as a bonus, I'm getting more and more comfortable with React.js.
The Random Quote Generator v1.0 is now complete! I plan to make a few improvements later, but for now it has passed all of the tests and is good to go.
I started on the first front-end libraries project. It's a simple quote generator that allows you to press a "new quote" button to display a new quote.
I have finished the last React and Redux challenges at Free Code Camp! Tomorrow I will be able to test my skills on the Front End Libraries projects.
Now that I'm not so burnt out, I have pinpointed the source of all this React and Redux overwhelm as stemming from all the tutorial hopping I've been doing.
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.
I hit a bit of a snag in learning Redux with the Free Code Camp challenges. So now I am taking a step back to begin a Redux course at Lynda.com and will supplement that with additional reading.
Today I learned about conditional and dynamic rendering in React, as well as how to render React on the server to improve SEO and user experience.
During my coding adventures today, I completed another 13 React challenges and learned more about React components, hooks, and styling JSX elements.
Today was spent working my way through some of the React challenges at Free Code Camp as I continue working towards the Front End Libraries certification.
I completed the 'React for Web Designers' course today and claimed my certificate. Tomorrow I'll be moving back into the React section at FCC.
The second 'React For Web Designers' project is complete!
It has been a stormy weekend so far, but I'm taking advantage of the rainy weather by spending time indoors coding. I'm already halfway through the second 'React for Web Designers' project.
I'm back from my one-day break and making progress on this React for Web Designers course. I've finished the first project and plan to start the second tomorrow.