Starting over with freeCodeCamp

I’ve screwed around with coding on and off for the last two years but haven’t gotten too far. I’ve recently moved for a job with my company and while my hours vary I don’t travel or work more than 40 hours a week now. I’ve decided to reset all my progress and start new. I don’t know if that’s the best thing but I know I will fly through some of the things I know while reinforcing the ones I don’t. I will try to do at least 30 minutes a day without exception and hopefully more.


Similar story with me. I’m unemployed though so I have no excuse to find the time.

Best of luck

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Yeah, set goals and try to keep at them. Resetting isn’t a bad idea if you feel you you are not getting it. And it never hurts to review things. But also don’t get caught up in the “I don’t want to move on until I nail this” trap. There are so many complex and interweaving subjects here that there is no way to know them all perfectly. At some point you need to “know enough to get by” and move on. There are plenty of things I didn’t understand really well but fell into place later on. A classic example is APIs - I really didn’t understand them until I started doing the Node/Express section and started building my own APIs. And I was never 100% comfortable with CSS but the more I use it, the better I get.

But keep it up. You’ll get there.

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Good to know that I am not the only one. I to had to reset my learning in particular with JS. And it is true what Kevin mentioned that one should take a side path along with what you’re learning. Perhaps learn a bit of node.js while keeping your path in getting JS padded down. Or read how APIs are used along with JS, but still keep your path with JS going until you finished the entire course with FCC.

I actually was able to put together a simple Node.js server with a few lines of code. That’s what its all about…learn and try.

I have just finished the Algorithms certificate, now I want to redo the html and css one to refresh my memory before tackling the projects there that I have never done

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The algorithms section looks hard. Html and Css should be easy after that.

Making the projects is hard - you need to design a page!