Maybe I had it too easy. I sailed through the frontend. The data visualization took some work, but made sense. I had a bit of trouble with the first half of the backend (microservices) but eventually got there with some struggle.
Now, I’m at the last five of the backend challenges, the fullstack ones. It’s like a took a class in elementary Spanish and then they handed me a copy of Don Quixote and said, “OK, translate this and and every other line needs to be in a language that we haven’t taught you yet.”
I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the file/folder structure, but I think I’m starting to get that. Now I’m trying to tackle passport. My plan is to do a different passport authentication for each build. But I wanted to do local authentication for the first, since that would be easiest to test.
The problem is that every time I look at a tutorial, it has 7 other libraries in it. (I don’t know why people don’t understand - a beginning tutorial should be as simple as possible. Don’t have a beginner tutorial and then slip in, “By the way, we’ll just assume you’ve mastered Angular. And seven other obscure libraries that I just love.”) I just went through one last night that was horrible - it kept telling me to “add these lines” but wouldn’t tell me what file. Oy vay!
I’m starting to get it, but are there any suggestions on good tutorials? I have a handle on express and mongo. I think I get mongoose. But passport and sessions need some work. And it wouldn’t hurt to have my understanding of the file structure refreshed.
I’m getting there, but if anyone has any suggestions, it would be nice.