FINALLY – today I got some different results when I searched for … something, I don’t know what exact terms I used, but some variation of the ones I’ve been using because I don’t know how to ask for what I’m looking for other than by using those terms! And one good result led to another good result and another, and now I feel like not only am I making some progress, but I’m actually starting to comprehend what I’m learning.
And while I could probably keep researching and refactoring the code for the challenge (I think I’ve scrapped it completely and started over 4 times now) I’d really like to get it done today, and just turn it in. I am the kind of person who will stress out and worry about whether it something is “right” or not, even if I know there is no one “right” way to do it, so sometimes I get to the point where I have to tell myself to just say what the fuck and (in this case, anyway) turn it in already.
I am hoping to do just that today. Or at least be finished with this part and do a couple of more things to one other part. I just needed to take a break and get this off my chest. I guess I’ve only been working on this challenge for 3 weeks, but it feels like forever, but I feel like I’m taking way too much time. I had really thought I was going to get it done in less than a week (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!)
The important this is: I’ve learned stuff. I probably could have gotten it done in less than a week (and I know now that it probably would have been WRONG) or finished it a week after that, and maybe it would have been just good enough to get me in, but I doubt I’d have learned anything.
One more thing worth noting at this point: It’s interesting how I can circle around a subject and get a glimpse of how it works for ages, then suddenly one day it all comes together. BOOM.
ETA: Well, that’s it. I did it. For better or for worse, I decided that I was about as done with Code Challenge as I’m going to be, and I submitted links to my 3 repos. At this point, some people would pray, or at least cross their fingers and hope for the best.
Like I said earlier, I learned a lot doing this challenge. If what I submitted isn’t enough? I wouldn’t want to get in by “luck”. I can’t imagine what it would be like to get into that class by accident.
I just wanted to take the time now to add a few links that (I think!) helped me today.
Mastering the Module Pattern was the first article I found that made me go “A-Ha!”, and I went back to it over and again as I walked back and forth through this last challenge.
I gotta say though, Node.js Module Patterns Using Simple Examples is the bomb. It’s easy to understand, funny, and the design for this website is GREAT.
Hopefully, I learned what I needed to today, and I won’t be laughing at some later date when I find out I somehow completely misinterpreted what I was supposed to be doing. Hopefully, I won’t need to do it all over again. Hopefully, the last 3 weeks were worth my while.