With A Little Help From My Friends

For the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing XHR and using JSON files to organize arrays and objects. It definitely feels like this is the most in-depth topic in front-end development that we’ve learned thus far. With it being the most complicated topic, that also means that it’s been the most difficult for me to understand. Before you ask, the answer is still no; I have not cried yet. Have I felt like crying? You betcha. I just have to keep on telling myself that it’s not that “I don’t get it.” It’s more like “I don’t get it YET.” I’m still relatively new to front-end development, and even newer to learning it in a classroom environment.

Like I said, it took a while to wrap my head around the logic that goes into tying an array from a JSON file into your JS file; and I still have quite a while to go before I’ll be able to fully understand it. However, with a little help from my friends, I was able to go from “what the hell is going on” to “okay, this kind of makes sense.” And to me, that spells progress. It seems like one of the biggest things that is holding me up is all of the new code that I need to write, and then tying it all together. There’s definitely more functions involved now, and even functions nested inside funtions (which makes things even more confusing). But it started to make sense once I could see exactly how each function relates and/or connects to another one in the code.

My next blog post will be on our discussion of Bootstrap, which will most definitely have a more positive tone. Bootstrap is my jam.

And if I don’t see ya: good afternoon, good evening, and good night.

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