Day 1 is finally upon me! I’ve got my setup ready as of last night after making a road trip to IKEA in Memphis, TN. After the price of gas I probably could have gotten a desk, chair, and that plastic thing you put on the floor for the same price here in Nashville but why not go to IKEA? I also know people are crazy for IKEA stuff so if we end up getting rid of this stuff someone will buy it quick!
Yes that’s a stack of high school year books propping up laptop to almost eye level. As I’m not working right now a few niceties had to be skipped. Like, I would’ve loved a 27” monitor on an articulating arm, but, in the future. This setup worked surprisingly well. Although, the $50 IKEA chair isn’t as comfortable as pretty much any other desk chair I’ve ever used. It gets the job done though and it’ll force me to stand up every once and a while.
While a most of the work I did today was review or reinforcing things I did learn some stuff. The biggest thing is arrow functions in ES6. I didn’t dive into it but saw a comment on Facebook regarding using Babel so ES6 things are supported across most web browsers. Oh yeah, back to arrow functions. They take the word function out of the function. I thought this was awesome since I know I’m going to be doing a lot of typing.
Here’s the quick run down on how they work:
I won’t go deep into arrow functions (get more at MDN and here) but this can save typing of the word “function” a lot. Unfortunately, while trying to use this on lessons I ran into it not passing tests. It seems like not all of the Bootcamp Prep lesson plan has been updated to support ES6 just yet. I did talk to a mentor person who said lessons should allow for ES6 though, so that’s good. I’d like to build good habit using some of the newer syntax when I can.
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