Back From Vacation

4/12/17

I just got back from a ten day trip to Asia. My wife and I spent some time in Jakarta with her family and then we went to Bangkok for a few days. I didn’t have access to a computer so I fell behind in my lessons, but I’m getting back into the routine now. I did pick up a book to read before I left though, that kept my mind on coding. It’s called The Self-Taught Programmer. It’s a good read; I recommend it. However, I was expecting less how-to and more about life as a programmer. That’s the impression I got when I ordered it, but a bulk of it is teaching Python. Which is great, and I plan on returning to the book when it is time for me to learn Python, but it’s not something I have time for at the moment. The last couple chapters talk about life as a programmer and what to expect when someone lands their first job as a developer, and it goes into best practice and etiquette and things like that.

Other than reading, I haven’t done anything with code for the past ten days, so there isn’t much to report on.

On a side note, I decided to drop my Coursera.org course for now. I want to focus solely on Thinkful.com. I think it would be best to pore all of my time into one course rather than trying to divide my attention across more than one course. My lessons at Thinkful.com took me through Responsive Design right before I left for vacation. I’m about to dive into JavaScript now. Since I recently had some good exposure to JS from the other course, I think I’ll start out strong. It should all be fairly easy at first, but this course moves at a rapid pace! I should be getting into new territory soon!

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