Day 43: July 19th, 2017
Day 42: July 18th, 2017
Day 41: July 17th, 2017
Day 40: July 16, 2017
Day 39: July 15, 2017
Researching testing frameworks and learning difference between Unit vs Functional vs Integration testing along with difference between JS Testing frameworks such as Mocha and Jasmine.
Day 38: July 14, 2017
While refactoring something I introduced a bug that I cannot seem to figure out. Guess it's a good time to try and learn Mocha.
Day 37: July 13, 2017
Break from the FCC Pomodoro Timer to work on some CSS for my RNG Generator just to see if I can use better organizational skills I learned from work to condense the code.
Day 36: July 12, 2017
Back to the FCC Pomodoro Timer.
I am missing something here. Just plain overlooking it, my console.log is showing me correct, and once I hit the start button it updates it just wont update when I am putting the using the + or - buttons. Argh...it's probably really simple but i just can't see it right now.
Day 35: July 11, 2017
Took a break from FCC Pomodoro Timer. Completed something from the book "Exercises for Programmers" by Brian Hogan.
Day 34: July 10, 2017
Still at the FCC Pomodoro Timer continues. Cannot seem to handle a pause well with the setInterval that I have declared. doesnt seem to want to remember it.
Do I even need a pause or should I just put a start / stop? Isn't that the part of the timer that should be non-negotiable? If you stop before the 25 minutes ( or whatever time you have it set as) then shouldnt you just take your break and start over?
Day 33: July 9, 2017
Back to the FCC Pomodoro Timer continues....decided on a generic CSS scheme, working on getting the add/subtract buttons to work with the countdown timer
July 7 - 8, 2017
Not counting these 2 days even though I was actual coding a "homework assignment" for a possible job.
Day 32: July 6, 2017
FCC Calculator Pomodoro Timer continues....looking at D3.js to display the time graphically
Day 31: July 5, 2017
Work on the FCC Calculator Pomodoro Timer continues....trying to decide on a style while still figuring out how I can pause and restart with setInterval
Day 30: July 4, 2017
FCC Calculator project completed. Started on FCC Pomodoro Timer.
Had to go to a youtube video to figure this out. Sometimes I am beyond stubborn which can be a good thing. However, when trying to learn something chasing down the wrong road for so long can actually be hurtful in the learning process.
Day 29: July 3, 2017
FCC Calculator project continued, Added more styling, fixed some layout issues, trying to decide how to approach the CE button or exactly what to do with it.
Day 28: July 2, 2017
FCC Calculator project continued, behind on the curve and didn't like the way jQuery was looking so deleted it and using regular JS with onclick event. Cant seem to figure out the CE button yet.
Had a mishap which resulted in my missing a few days due to a emergency...ie mistake with liquid that I am allergic too resulted in a couple days missed.
Day 27: June 28, 2017
FCC Calculator project continued
Thought I could get it done but ran into serious issues. Came to a point that I kept trying to fix something but not thinking it through. Had to stop for now.
Day 26: June 27, 2017
FCC Calculator project started
Felt that skipping the last of the FCC Front End Web Development wasnt that wise. Decided to finish that before heading through the Node course.
Day 25: June 26, 2017
Continued WesBos Node.js course
Started down a never ending rabbit hole which, while interesting, didnt help me achieve much more than information. ie I didnt get far into the Nodejs course.
Day 24: June 25, 2017
Started WesBos Node.js course
Why is it that a setup of a new project is sometimes overwhelming. I know I can just use setup files they provide but I have to look through every line and at least get a basic understanding. It may be too much or I am going too deep at this stage but it bugs me not to have a global view of the project considering I am not the one that started it from scratch.
Day 23: June 24, 2017
FCC Advanced Algorithms all completed.
While I did complete all the Advanced Algorithms I feal that there are more efficient ways to complete them. While I could do them over again I will just try and continue to do 1 Kata on Codewars every day.
Day 22: June 23, 2017
FCC Advanced Algorithms. Weekend Project is to get through WesBos NodeJS course.
Day 21: June 22, 2017
FCC Advanced Algorithms. Completed 'Exact Change' and started 'Inventory Update'.
Day 20: June 21, 2017
FCC Calculator, trying to find a bug when you realize that the , is actually a . and it took you like 40 minutes to realize that...ugh
Day 19: June 20, 2017
FCC algorithms everyday is starting to wear thin. Started one of the projects, calculator, in codepen for a change.
Day 18: June 19, 2017
Completed some updates and other minor edits on my Website. Completed the Advanced Algorithm Symmetric Difference through FCC, was a head scratcher for some reason.
Day 16 & 17: June 17-18, 2017
Spent the weekend going over code from Bloc projects and trying to determine what exactly my next step is. Worked on FCC Algorithms also.
Day 15: June 16, 2017
Advanced Algorithm Scripting through FCC...Got sidetracked when looking up something and spent 30+ minutes reading up on binary's...that doesn't even pertain to what I was doing.
Day 14: June 15, 2017
Back to FCC Algorithms, at Advanced Algorithm Scripting....and I got the case of the duh's
Day 13: June 14, 2017
Skipped one day Yes I skipped a day, this is due to my finishing the Bloc.io curriculum and wanted to take a day off.
After taking 1 day off spent 2 hours doing algorithms which was actually needed. Completed the FCC Intermediate Algorithm Scripting portion.
Day 12: June 12, 2017
Break from FCC Algorithms, getting acquainted with Mocha for testing.
Day 11: June 11, 2017
Not much to repost as I have just continued with FCC Algorithms.
Day 10: June 10, 2017
Completed a couple more of the FCC Algorithms but am slowing down because some of these are Math and I havent been in school for over 2 decades so I had to go to Khan Academy and brush up on some explanations...lol
Day 9: June 9, 2017
Completed a couple of FCC Algorithms but stopped at a Fibonacci one as I am not sure how to do the logic yet.
Day 8: June 8, 2017
Finished the FCC Twitch API Project - After realizing my Design skills are not...art level I decided that simple styling with odd colors is good for right now. I am fine with just being able to get the logic down instead of worrying if my Color pallet is good or my design is 'user friendly'.
Day 7: June 7, 2017
Working on the FCC Twitch API Project - My Design skills are severely lacking...ie I couldn't make a rose look good.
Day 6: June 6, 2017
Almost complete with the Twitch API project through FCC. Have some minor CSS and a issue with URL that maybe a CORS issue but still some troubleshooting to go.
Day 5: June 5, 2017
Figured out how to separate some of the logic for the API to show who is on-line and off line. Will work on finishing out the JS and CSS tomorrow, possibly next 2 days.
Even if you do not think you are making progress because nothing seems to be working, at least you tried and won't have to try that 'dead end' again! You never learn anything from not trying...
Day 4: June 4, 2017
Not much actually, started with the FCC Twitchtv JSON API Project and got stopped by the actual API Documentation due to API Changes. I believe I have it figured out but after 3hrs figured it would be better to stop.
Day 3: June 3, 2017
- Finished the FCC Wikipedia Viewer project
- Completed 4 Algorithm challenges
Thoughts: I actually struggled a bit with the Wikipedia, displaying the JSON specifically, for whatever reason I kept putting the wrong incremental down. Still have issues with CSS, not the actual typing but just the decision of how it should look, a Web Designer I am not (yet) but hopefully it looks ok...
Day 2: June 2, 2017
Todays Progress: Started the FCC Wikipedia Viewer project - Got ajax working and can get my json data. Will need to work on display tomorrow.
Day 1: June 1, 2017
Todays Progress: Found 100 days of Code - setup Github for this.
Decided to finish the FCC Front End Certificate and worked FCC Algorithms.
Thoughts: After finishing my Bloc.io capstone I decided I needed something to keep me going on a day to day basis while starting my career. 100 days to code is perfect and should continue to let me grow professionally. Always something new to learn