Claiming My Front End Certificate
This week I finished the Front End part of FreeCodeCamp and so I really feel like writing a review of my current progress.
How many hours, how much time?
According to FCC I should have done about 480 hours of learning with them to this point. I started with them on September 14th, which means I have been studying for 77 days in total.
Quick math: var hoursPerDay = 480 / 77;
I have been studying for 6.2 hours per day? Definitely this hasnt been happening, I estimate it’s probably 4 hours per day on average, with a lot of learning time from Treehouse as well. So I’m either good at it, or I have skimmed some concepts along the way.
I think its the latter. My learning style is outcome based; I use whatever tools I have to get the job done. This means that sometimes I might skim over some things without truly reading around the topic.
Here are some lists.
My projects so far:
What skills have I learnt?
I was going to list out everything but when I thought about it, there was just too much — so here are a few off the top of my head (there’s so much more!):
- CSS + Bootstrap- responsive design, id’s, classes, selectors, animation
- JQuery — manipulating and traversing the DOM, loops, animation,
- AJAX — using API’s to get and post data, parsing and manipulating data and displaying in HTML.
- JSON- receiving and sending JSON, manipulating information stored and presenting in a user friendly way.
Highs and lows….
Highpoint — Definitely getting my front-end certificate and finishing all the projects so far. These were so challenging and I got a tremendous sense of achievement out of them.
This is just a quick update I know — now on to the next part of my course! I’m looking forward to the future challenges, especially learning the MEAN stack.
Originally published at CHRIS PHILLIPS.