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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js HTTP Methods and Headers Dealing with the POST Body

Am i the only person that's completely lost doing this assignment?

I'm having way too many issues with this course. From understanding the instructor to writing my code, half of which doesn't work. Does anyone know if there's another source to re-learn all of this? I'm completely lost and I feel like giving up on this platform...

6 Answers

Michael St-Jean
Michael St-Jean
7,272 Points

Andrew is great but I think this module would benefit from a. Edited dialogue: There are many moments where Andrew starts to say something wrong/opposite of what is intended, and then corrects himself, and in these subtle/complex first-time learning instances where the audience is barely hanging on, this basically derails the entire understanding of a new concept.

b. Animated explanations like so many of the other videos have, to provide better understanding / more hooks into some of the concepts that Andrew explains once and moves on from.

If the audience doesn't understand exactly what they're doing before they start doing it, it is basically a lost cause :D

Otherwise, I very much enjoy Andrews main lessons and TTH overall.

Omprakash Panigrahi
Omprakash Panigrahi
9,632 Points

Hey i did it along with Anthony Alicea's Learn and Understand Node JS. Its available on udemy. It helped me a lot with the fundamental of node js.

Keep practicing. Trust me it gets easier the more you practice. If its your first time doing backend then it will seem tough. I started in Django so it was tough for me. But after that when i moved to express, it was comparatively easier to understand what was going on. The first time is always tough.

Hey, you're not the only one! I think they need to redo this project/assignment since it's not that clear to the beginners.. I'm doing the Udemy mixed with this. Hope that helps.

He stated at the beginning you could download the files, which you can, but nothing works from VSCode like it does from the workspace, so I'll be learning adjacently to this.

I reached this point, and I understand the overall idea of node.js and especially how the modules work. I can say that Treehouse is not doing a good job here, for many reasons. Little back on the same js track ( course about objects and classes ) same issue on this course, which is they think they are teaching professionals, not beginners. They write code very fast barely explaining it, and the worst part that they confuse you with those types of courses that the idea of creating them is to make u familiar with the idea.

I was planning to continue the other tracks such as python and PHP, but I have decided that once I finish this js track I will cancel my membership and goes to udemy. 25$ a month is nothing but it is worth 2 courses on udemy and those courses can cover all the materials from HTML to DATABASES.

Cassia Mancuso
Cassia Mancuso
7,843 Points

I understand what's going on but I'm also a tad lost. Michael St-John is right that he could benefit from some clearer commentary but overall I think Andrew is a great teacher and I'm enjoying his courses. My issue is that I have all the right code but when I go to test my stuff I've got 'unauthorized' for the profiles. I stopped trying to code along half way through, and just watched.