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Dan PutnamFront End Web Development Techdegree Student 8,596 Points
Anyone else feel completely overwhelmed starting this project?
Russell SawyerFront End Web Development Techdegree Student 15,705 Points
One of the things that helped me out when learning to code was to type out the code along with the instructor in workspaces while watching the videos. I would make a ton of errors and then would have to go back and fix them. Granted it was a ton of work but it forced me to learn syntax and soon it was second nature. I also used the console to mess around with the code and see how things worked. The instructors make it look easy for sure. :)
Matthew Farrell7,215 Points
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,692 Points
You sound like I do with Python. I can follow along with the videos and muddle my way through the challenges (often with help in the forums), but I get absolutely no "joy" (as you put it) working with it. So, I've just accepted the fact that Python and I will never be friends (apologies to Python Devs ).
I do wish you well and hope things work out. Keep Coding! :)
Marc-Oliver Gern8,747 Points
Hi @Dan, I struggled as much as you do, so I went back and watched and coded the same stream again – two times in a row!!! At the end, I eventually memorized a lot of code, but also became better in connecting the code snippets with each other. That was part of the problem; there were so many 'links' and 'hidden' connections between the .js files that I couldn't follow along anymore. What made my learning progress slow, was also the fact, that I only coded for an hour a day. That's just NOT enough if you want quick results.
I did but I completed the project after 13 hours.
Eric Shelby28,300 Points
I worked on this for about 3 hours and decided to just give up and see how Chalkley did. I'm glad I did give up because after seeing how he did, there is no way in heck I could have all done that by myself. Sorry to say, but I'm not the most patient person. I would have ended up smashing my computer screen out of frustration.