This week we departed our safe space in the front-end and rolled up our sleeves to dig in to the server-side with Node and Express. I’d heard horror stories- that it was this big, vast space where the rules are different, what you think you know suddenly is wrong and all your nightmares become reality. Okay, not really, but I had always felt the sense of — approach with extreme caution when thinking about it.
I was, as it now seems to be quite often, way off. I actually ended up really liking this weeks challenges. Lesson learned to not let the unknown keep you from moving forward!
We also had a really great speaker come in- Luc Hall, Senior Engineer from Avata, who shared some really nice insights into his work, some things to keep in mind when pursuing a career in a big company or a startup, and some great tips for programming in React and keeping your code organized. Looking forward to next week when we get into databases and testing!!