What about Intermediate scripting? I can sum all prime numbers using % (modulus). I can flatten a nested array and I can convert a string to “spinal” case. I can even validate telephone numbers with regular expressions (which I kind of covered in a previous blog post).
So, what’s wrong? The obvious answer is to spend more time coding, building, and making things. Listening to podcasts and courses from Lynda are great but they’re only part of the picture. I have a limited amount of time in the day and I need to schedule dedicated time to just building a specific project. I’ve had a tendency to take online classes and it’s mostly stuff I know or can figure out. These kinds of things give me an immediate reward because I can do them in a reasonable amount of time and I get positive reinforcement right away. I feel good when I solve a problem but in the long run, I’m not getting much further along in putting everything together.
I am going to pick one project like building a tic-tac-toe or simon style game and spend at least one scheduled hour daily working on it. At night, I’ll still listen to podcasts but when I get computer time it will be to complete one project and not rely on as much “reverse engineering” as I did with the calculator. I’ll keep you all updated on my progress. Thanks for reading!
(Now, what editor do I use? Brackets? Visual Studio? ….)
“If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0”