[Re-Plug] What I’ve Been Learning

javascript dinner

For those who already know what this is, you might be laughing at how rudimentary my skills are. For those who don’t know, let me tell you: this is JavaScript. A programming language that involves writing the code you see on the left to create the picture you see on the right.

I worked really hard just to get that picture. I didn’t understand triangle vertices, which hurt me when I was trying to make those slightly uneven, totally imperfect triangles in the orange slice. It was really frustrating and I thought I would never get it close to what I wanted.

And that squash? Doesn’t look how I want it too. In fact, it started off as a banana, but I couldn’t quite play around with it enough to make it a banana. So squash it is for the time being.

I worked really hard to get this picture. Much harder than I feel it should have taken me. But I learned, I practiced, and I worked hard until I got a result I was proud of.

The original picture I submitted for evaluation was just a pile of grapes and an upside down “ice cream cone”. I didn’t screen shot that, but I should have. The cone was ridiculous. Because I didn’t understand how to create triangles! So I was determined to do it until I understood them.

Maybe this won’t win any prizes or impress any experts, but I pushed myself to accomplish something that took extra effort on my part. It took practice and failure and frustration. But I still did it!

My recovery is slipping. My summer has been full of work and my son and bad decisions. I tell you though: learning and doing and accomplishing things makes me feel a hundred times better. It makes me think that if I can conquer JavaScript, I can do just about anything.

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Published by Jessica

Writer, video production freelancer, and still trying to figure it all out

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