Bi-Weekly Learning Update (39!)

…and she’s back!

After a bit of time off, I’m finally getting back to web development! I’d like to be able to say that there’s been some huge update, or life change, but there really hasn’t been; just regular life stuff. Frankly, I’m a lot better at not beating myself up for taking a break than I used to be, so while I don’t feel guilty about taking some time off from learning, I’m really excited to be back!

A couple things I’m working on now:

Lighthouse Labs, a Vancouver-based web development bootcamp, has a free online 21-day coding challenge. No, it won’t make you a developer on it’s own, but that’s okay. It’s a short challenge, with one exercise being released at midnight following an exercise being completed. At minimum, I’m doing one of these exercises per day, and it’s been a great way to ease myself back into things!

JavaScript 30 from Wes Bos. I’ve heard great things about his courses, and was happy to find out that there are some free ones in addition to his paid courses! JavaScript 30 is a free vanilla JavaScript course where you clone the source files from GitHub, and follow the videos to write the JavaScript for thirty different projects. The course is a good mix of going over things I’ve already learned, and new concepts. Ideally, I would like to be getting through one project per day, but that doesn’t always happen.

I’m a little lost as to what direction I want to go in next. I’ve been told I should learn React, but I haven’t spent much time on Sass, and I wonder if I should do that first- though I have been told it doesn’t take long to become comfortable with it! I really like vanilla JavaScript, so, for now at least, I’m going to spend a little longer getting re-acquainted with it. And trying to slog my way through another couple chapters of Eloquent JavaScript.

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