During this, I was constantly tempted to take shortcuts but following some program such as Codecadamy. I don’t want to say they were terrible but… they were. I don’t understand how a single person could learn anything except from “monkey see, monkey do” from those sites. They tell you exactly what to do, no thinking involved.
I started here with what I thought was a very decent understanding of JS… oh boy was I wrong. I learned so much here that now that I look back at what I knew and realize that I knew next to nothing back then (Now I know only some things, still a very long way to go).
Doing the challenges here is actually challenging, it required me to think in ways I didn’t before and best of all, this is actually fun to do (I ended up doing a couple 48-hour coding marathons) and got my front-end certification. Now I am half-way to the back-end certification.
A deep thank you to everybody who made this course possible.