Hey all. Not sure what to say here really. I have had a lot of trouble completing some of the challenges on Freecodecamp. It takes me forever to come up with the answer and then when I look at the answer I am wayyy off.
Dont know what I am doing wrong in terms of learning, or what I can do to help myself. I have had trouble with the record collection challenge for example, and am now stuck on the profile lookup challenge.
I just dont get how we are expected to know how to do this with only knowledge of the previous lessons… I end up having to look at the answers after struggling for ages, and even then struggle with understanding where they came to it.
I don’t know if I should go back and relearn all the lessons… I have watched a few youtube videos too
if you have not been able to solve challenges, try to do them again, without looking at the solutions, and if you are stuck use the Get Help button to open a topic on the forum
This is completely normal.
A lot of people that come from html and css are not used to working with arrays, objects, functions, algorithms, etc.
It is a very different way of thinking.
It will take some time to start thinking like a programmer and that is ok.
Just take things slowly and ask for help in the forum when you are stuck.
Most people, get stuck on those challenges.
They are hard to get through because there are so many moving pieces.
Just try your best to break down the problem, if you are stuck then you can come to the forum.
It is still really new right now.
You can look into these other resources to help with understanding.
Am about to start my last project exercise, but I prefer to do it when I feel less pressure and more confident. Being at the right state of mind matters if you want to device a solution to a problem.
Hang in there and you will be surprised at what you know.
I agree, using the forum has helped me a lot, as well as writing down what actions I need to do to actually figure out what it is I need to do has helped a lot. Looking at the solutions isnt the best way to go. Thanks for the advice, hope your project goes well!