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
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Day 10: February 17, 2017

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

Thoughts: The last few Algorithm challenges were a doozy. With the exception of the Where Do I Belong challenge, I had to look up the answers to the remaining ones to try and get an understanding of how I needed to accomplish what was being asked of me in JavaScript. It was kind of frustrating, but I’ve decided to plug through and keep the momentum going.

Thanks to someone in the FCC chat I was able to figure out why my social media icons were behaving weirdly (I didn’t properly close a tag somewhere in the code).

Link(s) to work:

  1. Personal Portfolio
  2. Seek and Destroy
  3. Where Do I Belong
  4. Caesars Cipher