Learning Styles and Links

Oh, JavaScript!!

I’ve figured out that I need to learn code in many different ways until it absolutely sticks.

The sheer repetition of anything can be annoying, but I find that I don’t love the JavaScript lessons on Codecademy. There, I said it. *takes a deep breath

I appreciate Codecademy as one of the older free resources out there. However, it’s very buggy and I’ll leave it at that. *smiles diplomatically.

CodeSchool is adequate, but I tune find that I tune out a little with their videos. I do like their design and typography course, though.

I’ve been finding that I am getting a lot out of a particular Udemy course, specifically The Web Developer Bootcamp

I like his pace and tone. It’s also very easy to pause the videos and focus on CodePen, JSFiddle, Sublime Text, or whatever text browser that you use.

The instructor’s name is Colt Steele and he currently works for Udacity. He used to work for General Assembly, which is one of the most famous coding boot camps out there.

It’s unbelievable that I only paid $10 for it during one of their sales. It’s worth the money ten times over!!

Here’s a very long but worthwhile read by Paul Ford on Bloomberg: What is Code?

Isotope is an absolutely amazing find! Check it out.

On a neat aside, I’ve been communicating via email with the author of A Smarter Way to Learn Javascript. Mark is very encouraging and I can’t plug his book and website enough!

The daily reality at my desk.  We are having a potluck for one of the staff members who’s leaving for Seattle, so Coco and I baked cheddar biscuits for the occasion.