Week 13: Attack Of The Algorithms!

I waited twelve long weeks to start working on algorithms only to realize that I had already been working on them for quite some time.

When you are a new self-taught programmer, algorithm is a word steeped in mystery and awe. It is a word that comes up frequently when you research programming, usually in the context of some incredibly difficult interview question asked by the likes of Google or Microsoft.

If the internet is to be believed, Computer Science students spend four entire years learning nothing but algorithms!

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My Holiday Tree Project Using HTML & CSS

I wanted to share a fun project that I recently finished using only HTML and CSS.

I was scrolling through Twitter last week when I saw the following tweet:

Since I have spent most of my time to this point working on HTML and CSS, the tweet immediately caught my eye.

Finding a project that uses HTML and CSS was exactly what I was looking for so I clicked the link to learn more.

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Project: Build a Tribute Page

I recently completed my first programming project for freeCodeCamp, which was to create a Tribute Page. There were times of frustration and times of confusion, but in the end, there was a great feeling of accomplishment that came from coding something completely from scratch.

Reading articles, watching videos, and working thru guided lessons are all great but if you really want to develop a new skill there is no substitute for putting what you have learned to use. This is certainly true for programming.

There are tons of sites out there that offer online tutorials where you work thru exercises and code right in your browser. These lessons are a great way to learn, but it is a very curated experience. Between the instructions, the examples, and the hints, the information that you need is all provided for you. Things aren’t always that easy in the real world of programming.

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