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JavaScript

Jason Hill
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Jason Hill
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,399 Points

Javascript and the DOM struggles.

Hello Team. I was just thinking that I was starting to get the hang of things a bit after doing project one and going for exceeds. Then we get into Javascript and the DOM, and with the ES6 stuff, it just all seemed to turn to mush. I was going to watch the section again but it severely slowed my progress down. I was just wondering if anyone else seemed to have this issue, and what resources they may have used to try to make it all make sense? Just a little discouraged here looking for some advice.
Thanks!

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

It's actually common for students to experience a temporary "block" or "wall", and there's an episode of The Treehouse Show that talks about it (and includes some advice from me!).

Jason Hill
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Jason Hill
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,399 Points

Thanks Steven! I am finding that a new 'const' in my life learning to become a developer, is the simple fact that regardless how tech savvy I am, I will feel like I cannot grasp some of this and doubt my ability to learn it. Just need to remember everyone keeps saying they google, and they felt that way too, its common in bootcamps, etc. Given I am an electrician for the last decade, I can recall looking at my giant codebook, and wondering as an apprentice, "How the hell am I ever going to learn all that?". Well the simple fact is, we learn what we use often, and reference the rest.
Thanks for your input and I like the video!