Sunday Coding: Trying to Make Peace with JavaScript

Today was another beautiful day in my neighborhood. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, and I had time for a short walk. Then I went back to my main task for the weekend—trying to make peace with JavaScript. I’ve been reading books (JavaScript for Kids, JavaScript & JQuery, and JavaScript Grammar). In addition to working, I’ve been working through tutorials on FreeCodeCamp, Wes Bos’s website, and Udemy. At this point, I only have one question…

What will it take to help me understand and retain JAVASCRIPT? Why aren’t the functions, objects, and arrays sticking to my brain?

I feel as if the information is in my brain. However, it’s lying there like an organized mess. Just when I think I understand how to solve a problem, my mind becomes blank. I realize I need to be patient, but… I’M LOSING MY JAVASCRIPT PATIENCE!

I would love to hear how other coders made it through learning JavaScript.

  1. How did you make sure the concepts stuck in your brain?
  2. What worked better for you— tutorials, reading books, or both?
  3. Are there specific concepts I should focus on first instead of reviewing multiple concepts?

I would appreciate any guidance, help, and useful tips that anyone can offer. I will continue working on my tutorials and reading all of my resources. I just hope in time I will be more comfortable with JavaScript as I am with HTML and CSS.