Day 14: February 22, 2017

Today’s Progress: Continued to work on FCC.

Thoughts: Today I’ve decided to take a stab at the first of the Intermediate Projects, largely because I need a break from algorithms, but partially so that I don’t get too far ahead in the remaining curriculum without accomplishing these projects. It asked me to build a random quote machine. It turned out to be a lot less daunting than originally expected. I also worked a little bit on the Weather App.

Link(s) to work:

  1. Build a Random Quote Machine
  2. Show the Local Weather

Day 13: February 21, 2017

Today’s Progress: Continued to work on FCC.

Thoughts: The challenges are getting tougher and tougher. I feel like I’m so close to the Front End Development Certification, but really still so far just because I still have about 250 hours worth of projects to work on, and that’s AFTER I finish the intermediate and advanced algorithm scripting sections. I’ve already spent half the day on just one Algorithm and I am feeling really frustrated.

Link(s) to work:

  1. Wherefore Art Thou

Day 12: February 20, 2017

Today’s Progress: Continued to work on FCC and a little bit of my portfolio.

Thoughts: I think Sundays will be my official “day off” each week. Also, this JSON APIs and Ajax section in FCC is SERIOUSLY lacking, so my work on projects today will be limited as I do more research on it. As usual, I am still moving forward with the challenges so that I don’t lose momentum. It worked well for me with the portfolio project as I was able to go back each day and do more with it as I learned more. These intermediate algorithm challenges are no joke!

Link(s) to work:

  1. Personal Portfolio
  2. Render Images from Data Sources
  3. Prefilter JSON
  4. Get Geolocation Data
  5. Sum All Numbers in a Range
  6. Diff Two Arrays
  7. Roman Numeral Converter

Day 11: February 18, 2017

Today’s Progress: Continued to work on FCC.

Thoughts: I really want to get better at data structures and algorithms, so I have been thinking more about the types of outside resources I can employ to get a better understanding of it. I’ve been somewhat introduced to it in the online course I’ve been taking, but I’ve been struggling with grasping the content. Also, this JSON APIs and Ajax section is rough and not very intuitive. I wish some of this stuff was explained/scaffolded a bit better. Right now I feel like I’m just entering the information they are telling me to enter without fully understanding what it is that I’m doing, so I’ll likely have to revisit these topics numerous times.

Link(s) to work:

  1. Trigger Click Events with jQuery
  2. Change Text with Click Events
  3. Get JSON with the jQuery getJSON Method
  4. Convert JSON Data to HTML