So, a quick update. I did a bit of the current AJAX stage I’m working on at Treehouse but I mostly networked the last few days. Yesterday I participated in the Codenewbie chat on Twitter. Tonight I went and met a local guy at Starbucks and discussed Free Code Camp and self-studying. Tomorrow is the Developer Soup podcast, but I hope to finish the stage I’m on at Treehouse.
and then I started the AJAX Basics course. Progress every day!
I was able to complete three more badges today from Treehouse! Let’s take a look:
The first was Tracking Data Using Objects, which reminded me a lot of hashes in Ruby. I think I understand both better now!
Tracking Data Using Objects badge
I next moved on to jQuery plugins. I completed jQuery Basics awhile ago. The first achievement was Introducing jQuery Plugins. It seems simple enough, but I can also see how it can get complicated when adding them to a complex page.
Introducing jQuery Plugins badge
and finally, Add a Sticky Navigation Bar. I like that this course is giving a few examples of plugins to add before moving on.
Add a Sticky Navigation Bar badge
I finally got through the Tracking Multiple Items with Arrays achievement at Treehouse. I’ve been sick, so got slowed down. Here’s the badge:
Tracking Multiple Items with Arrays badge
and here is a link to the quiz I created at the end of the achievement, a Futurama quiz!
Note: I am going to change the way I do updates to this blog. I know, I’ve done this before, but I am changing as I go. I will be doing short status updates as I finish courses and tracks. I will also be trying to add more meaningful content. This will include my thoughts on different courses, explaining concepts and so forth.
Creating Reusable Code with Functions badge
Working With Numbers badge
Making Decisions with Conditional Statements badge
I have also added the source code for completed challenges for each of these to GitHub. Take a look here!
Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Badge
Sorry I have not been posting as detailed. My focus right now is getting things done, and learning. I will be posting more here soon. 50 days is exciting though!