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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements The Conditional Challenge

The Conditional Challenge

Am i allowed to use notes?

4 Answers

Jason Anders
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Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,541 Points

Hey there,

Yep, notes are great... so is Google... and any other resource you feel will help to achieve your goal. In coding, there really is no 'cheating'. Many things will be useful and utilized throughout your coding career. Never be afraid to ask, and never think looking something up is cheating.

Keep coding! :) :dizzy:

oh hi Jason Anders, I just thought we have to know everything in our head and aren't allowed to look up anything when doing tests or coursework so to speak.

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,541 Points

Not so much in computer coding, especially in real-life situations.

There is just so much to learn and so many different ways one thing can be done, that it's pretty much impossible for most coders to remember everything.
Even seasoned and long-time coders will use all sorts of documentation for a project... everything from the official docs to sticky notes with snippets of code, leaning over and asking a friend, and honestly, Google will quickly become a very very well asked 'friend' when coding. Lol.

With repeated use, you will remember many things, but also forget many things that aren't used as often.

I don't know what to do to be honest, i'm thinking if this degree exam or test is like sitting at a computer screen having to remember all my coding at apply it at that point without looking at notes or google then i dont think i have a chance at passing...

I thought using notes to help me through a topic means i'm not really learning either..

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,541 Points

No need to think like that.

Have a read of this Blog Post Andrew Chalkley wrote for Treehouse a few years back. :)

WOW i don't know it was like that.... all the things i could do now... thank you, now i understand..