I have just finished the lessons part of the front end libraries section, and I have just started the project portion of the course. I was looking though the updated projects of FCC 7.0 Update on the 7th Edition freeCodeCamp Curriculum and I was interested in the Learn React by Building a Flappy Bird Game. (When I was looking into it I just finished the React portion of the lessons and was going into Redux.)
I was testing it out and I thought of experimenting with the jump height and drop rate (and maybe the spacing of the poles if what I got was different from what I was aiming for) to increase the possibility of success of clearing the pole.
When I opened up the inspector, I was surprised from what I saw. Over 1500 lines of code, with about 500 of them just listing all different kind of cache’s (Things started to make sense to me around line 700, and it felt like all of the UI code was from 1000 - 1300 ), I read through the entire code and was lost most of the time. I tried to find what I was looking for, but I couldn’t find anything that might have lead me to it.
My dilemma is, did I take off more than I could handle at my level, or am I in bigger trouble then I thought not understanding about half of the code and not being able to find what I was looking for? Also, was I wrong at being shocked at how many lines of code there was? (Especially since we are supposed to be able to write this game after finishing the lessons)