@Jacobs322 and all Naysayers with doubt
When this feeling of useless, improper-coding becomes overwhelming, and your moral compass considers doing what most certainly feels like cheating to you, but, Ughh! you’re so freaking frustrated!!! Why doesn’t This code work? Soooo, that’s when you tell yourself, “Well maybe i’ll just take a teeny-weenie little peek… Yeah, that’s all, I just want to see what they did. Yeah, I’m just looking. I got this”
Well, now your just, perrrrusing around, in another hard-working programmer’s fully functional and completed code. When suddenly, you hear a faint creaking voice tell you, “I knew you couldn’t do it”. What!!! Did this code just take a crack at me? Well we most certainly can’t have that now can we!!!
<boom!> Copy & Paste </boom!>
So now you got the code… Might as well test it right? Deep down your hoping it fails too, and this challenge is FreeCodeCamp’s version of the Kobyashi Maru, and all who try are destined to fail…
`| Run tests (ctrl+enter) |`
Nope… Worrrks jusssst fiiiine. Even has comments tucked in there real pretty just like mommas notes in your 3rd grade lunchbox. - -
Now ask yourself,
Aren’t you the least bit curious why this code works and yours just bombed… Big Time?
you may be in the wrong place along with your account here forced into early retirement…
Welcome! Please stay a while, there are some refreshments and snacks located in the back.
Next, you begin disecting it and changing variables, trying to implement even the smallest fragment from your own original failed code?
See! Now you’re learning… May seem mind-numbingly slow on top of your recently bruised ego, but none the less, you are correcting mistakes and the healing process may begin.
- Deep Breath! Now, exhale through the nose.
Secretely you make a mental note on how to find it again, to one day return and manipulate it with your now mediocre-skills?
- so it simply rue’s the day it snickered at you!
…Well, maybe that part is just the evil villian inside me…
No one is expected to retain every bit of this the first time around. I am only 1 year into my Associates Degree for Programming. Unlike the other courses I am taking, the only available Intro to Programming courses available were not only online classes, but the Professor I chose ( @hectorsector - who was great btw) also works for github. The course included completing the better half of front end developement certification from here, along with learning how to work with github, and a few others projects. I felt lost 80% of the time. But I would research info from websites like w3schools along with the mozilla links given inside the challenges. And I have to say that I am now, 85% lost on what I am doing.
- Scored 105% final grade for the course with my extra credit - -
It hasn’t happened to me yet, but I am positive that one day, when I get all growed up, and someone uses 1 binary fragment of my code I personally put together, ( Obviously my team of lawyers will just sue the pants off of them! ) my head, will swell sooo BIG, that FreeCodeCamp will be forced to create a second forum just for it!
Who knows? We’ll see.
- Good luck to all and keep up the hard work!