Process and Further Questions
I asked one of our web developers to take a look at my project, and he said that I wasn’t referencing jQuery in my HTML, so he helped me add a line of code.
On feeling organized
I didn’t. Usually, when I’m writing, I have no problem skipping over a challenging section and returning to it later (in fact, I saved the introductory paragraph for this reflection until the end). But with code, everything feels contingent upon everything else. I’m not yet able to see functions as contained “chunks” separate from one another, and had a hard time creating new sections without finishing previous ones.
My research also felt scattered. It turns out, opening 9 tabs with similar google questions and YouTube videos isn’t a helpful way to work through a coding roadblock.
Because of these issues, I also felt extremely disorganized committing my changes in GitHub. There was so much trial and error going on in the .js file of my project that I was afraid to see what the GitHub history even looked like. By the time I got something to work, I had a hard time articulating the theme of what I had done in order to commit it. Moreover, I can’t even imagine what my complete repo history looks like now—I’m sure I won’t be able to easily retrace my steps. Practice, I guess…