jQuery: The Week of Transformation

This week was a complete transformation for me in the world of Codecademy. I think I understood jQuery for the most part, and not just how to get through to the next page, but also the actual concept of why it’s used. The only thing that worries me a little bit is that there were times when the page said my code was successful but it wasn’t actually doing what it was supposed to do. Boxes that were supposed to vanish would just sit there. Whenever that happened I made sure to go back and figure out the correct way to do the code, but I’m still a little confused as to why it allowed me to move to the next page.

I’m not exactly sure when/if I’ll apply jQuery to the page we’re creating for class. I like that I understand jQuery (or at least I think I do) but the assignments that we did in class didn’t really get me excited to add to my page. Also, from a portfolio standpoint, I feel like simple is better, but maybe as the semester goes on I’ll change my mind.

At my job, only one person codes and he doesn’t know jQuery, so I’m not sure if that means that it’s not a necessity or if we’re just behind the times over there. Regardless, I would like to continue to practice with it to make sure I have it down because I think it does some really cool things. I’m not sure why it was so much easier for me to grasp, but I had such a more enjoyable week with jQuery than I did with JavaScript. Also, I really appreciate Codecademy for filling in the JavaScript for us so we could focus only on jQuery. Had it not been set up that way you would all be reading a far less enjoyable blog post from me.

2 thoughts on “jQuery: The Week of Transformation

  1. Rob

    I have to admit, I was disappointed when I hovered over your blog post with my mouse pointer and nothing disappeared …

    You actually made me see the bright side of this assignment. I was pretty disappointed with Codeacademy’s inconsistencies, but I am grateful they didn’t try to have us practice JavaScript and JQuery at the same time. I wish I would have grasped it as well as you, though.


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