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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript: Challenge Building Constructor Methods and Generating Objects Reviewing Constructor Methods and Generating Objects

Chris Shaffer
Chris Shaffer
12,030 Points

This question asks about something that hasn't been discussed in the course.

The question asks about the this.ready property from the object below. It has never been discussed so far what exactly this is for, or if it has, it's arguably irrelevant as we have done nothing in code except define this property's value.

It seems stupid and not educational to ask an arbitrary question about what a value you haven't designed logic for is going to indicate. It clearly indicates a boolean value regarding the state of something, but that's not what is asked, and the answers seem geared toward a later stage in the course.

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Personally, I think the Javascript course needs reworking in the later stages. There was a nice increase in challenge until a certain point when they introduced ES6 completely randomly.

However, I took the rest of the course and learned what I didnโ€™t already know on my own. It turns out I was practicing ES6 syntax in some ways without knowing it.

My advice is to look into what you donโ€™t know and try to get through it, eventually youโ€™ll have to pick it back up and youโ€™ll grasp it better then.

Chris Shaffer
Chris Shaffer
12,030 Points

It's not bad advice, but if we don't report these things they may not get fixed, either.

The JS course is fine mostly, but this particular part of the course kind of sucks, honestly. It's poorly taught (for reasons that are inherent to programming paradigms) and definitely not fluid.

It difficult to learn when it's so messy.