What I'm learning; 26th February 2017
As promised, I’m going to update weekly on what I learnt last week and plan to learn next week.
- React refreshing: I now feel a lot more confident with react but couldn’t tell you if that was as a result of Brian Holt’s course on Frontend Masters or just generally going through all the courses I could find and being confused, like v1 of Wes Bos’ learn react. Either way the basics make sense. A lot of the Brian Holt course ended up being about react periphery stuff, which makes sense seeing as that stuff is quite hard for react beginners, but I would have liked a bit more repetition of the basics. Still technically haven’t finished it but i think I will pause for now.
For me it’s really hammered home the importance of notes or conscious reflection for teachers; right now I’m unsure what I found so confusing about react, and it’s only been a few days since I feel like I fully understood - understood, not just being able to rpelicate - the fundamentals. Odd.
Learning Redux: I started the Wes Bos course but was mostly confused by Brian Holt’s explanation, and am not yet clear why data tunelling is such a bad thing beyond potential typos.
Revising angular: Enjoying the code school Angular course, after a bit of googling, but didn’t think much of the Front end Masters angular courses, though I think they were a bit much for someone trying to revise rather than learn angular, and I’ll try them out in due course depending on how Angular is written at my new workplace.
Trying Algorithms part I course: I was too lazy to learn to even read Java to start doing this, so it’s a bad idea to try. Not happening right now.
I’m reducing the number of points to two with a stretch goal.
Learn redux: I begun but did not finish Wes Bos’ course, so I aim to finish it, and I’ll update on any other resources I find if it still doesn’t make sense after finishing this.
Finish Javscript based algorithms course: Need to get this out of the way, I’ve been saying I would for a long time!
Stretch goal: Learn more ES6: I have an online book I forget the name of and another Wes Bos course, but I doubt I’ll have time.
What are you learningt this week? Have you also forgotten what it’s like to be a beginner? Let me know in the comments.