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Not a rant…
So the biggest challenge I have had in these certifications has been knowing what is behind the curtain. In JS, for example, how do you know to split a string into an array until you are aware of the string.split() method? In Bootstrap, you have plenty of classes containing pre-fab css that you can access by assigning the class=“button btn” or class=“container-fluid”. But its not like you can then SEE it in your CSS code. So I haven’t really been able to find much use for it yet.
Currently I am planning out my React Markdown Previewer. I know how to create an input textarea and write a function to handle the data event. I know how to import React as well as a “marked” library, and I can see from other people’s code that those have certain abstractions baked in behind the scenes. The example pen uses classes, methods and parameters that are undefined in the actual code like…
const renderer = new marked.Renderer(); renderer.link = function(href, title, text)
const renderer is defined but the prototype
marked.Render()is not(because it is an abstraction).
So any advice on how to learn this stuff? I am interested in the libraries but without a librarian, a card catalog, or basic access to walk through the isles of shelves, its not accessible to me.
If I were in a classroom setting, this would be easy. Any advice on how to familiarize myself with these things?