Sad Keanu is sad, because it’s been ages since I’ve blogged about my progress with learning to code.
Also, Sad Keanu has been taking up much of my attentions, no matter how many tiny sandwiches I prepare for him in the hopes he will be cheered.
Oh yes, and there is something else that’s been occupying space in my noggin and killing my time, and that thing is a Raygun.
Raygun.io is the newest product from Mindscape , and if you recall, this is the company for whom I work. As far as my understanding goes (and as you know, when it comes to things of a technical nature, I have the understanding of a gnat. Actually, that is uncalled for. Gnats could be very adept in the area of technology), Raygun is awesome for tracking, reporting and annihilating software errors.
So when whispers of rayguns and exception handling began to fly around the office (or rather, be sent electronically via IMs and magic) – I was somewhat confused about why exceptional things needed so much handling, and what the hell a stack trace was. It just made me think of stacks of pancakes. And now I want pancakes. Jesus.
So, I decided one evening after beverages of happiness had been consumed (it was beer), that my new goal would be to carry on with Codecademy until I was proficient enough to build my own basic web app, and integrate Raygun into it so that I too, could throw an error.
But then when said drinks of happiness had worn off, I realised that such a task would be a slight challenge for me, known fearer of websites.
I realised that now it wasn’t just a case of working my way through Codecademy’s modules, and then feeling all happy and shiny when I got a new ‘I can do basic html’ badge – but that I actually needed to make a real, working app. That people might look at.
Where should one start on such a task!? I’ve grasped the basics of making a static webpage, but actually making it perform actions is beyond me. How do I code all the things!? What was your first app? How did you get started with coding? Leave your comments below and make a girl feel better.
I want for this to not be a lie:
New challenge, accepted.
Word to ya mother. Hilldawg out.