Gotta Keep Movin’

So many resources, so little time. This has been the common idea behind all of the online schooling I’ve done so far. It feels like I have to sign up and do all of these courses in web development or else I am missing out on something. What I’ve heard from people in the industry and do it full time is that you will never know everything. There are experts in every language, but even the expert doesn’t know everything right?

I want to recommend a website for learning JavaScript. It is called Watch and Code at practicaljavascript.net. The instructor there is Gordon Zhu, his style of teaching is so different from others which I have come across. I have completed the Practical JavaScript course and am planning to go through it once again. He is so passionate about teaching that he even holds “Office hours” where you can discuss challenges and ask him questions via Google Hangouts. I was on with him and a few others for a couple hours just talking about JavaScript, asking all kinds of questions. I plan to do this over and over, at least until this stuff really sinks in to me. You can check out a recording of the Hangout here.

Joe DaoudHTML/CSS, JS, and Bootstrap

Learning Web Development

I wanted to start blogging throughout my schooling in web development. There are so many online learning websites out there which help you learn to code. I am trying to dive into as many as I can without going crazy. So far I’ve used Code School, Codeacademy, Udacity, Udemy, Pluralsight, Microsoft Virtual Academy, FreeCodeCamp, Watch and Code, Xamarin University and probably a few more I am forgetting. There are just so many out there for a person to get into. I’ve recently also enrolled in CS50 at HarvardX via edx.org. I believe this will give me the proper foundation to learning the science behind programming and allow learning at these smaller code schools to come easier for me.

Some of these online learning websites offer certifications others only offer courses you can take to broaden your skill set. I am going to continue digging away and learning until this web development work comes second nature to me. Until next time.