Project: Use the API (Part 2)

Welcome back to Part 2 of my Twitch API project walk-through.

You can find Part 1, where I discuss the project objectives and some of the initial challenges I encountered, by clicking here.

I mentioned in Part 1, that the project now requires a workaround to access the Twitch API data. Because of that, there are very few resources available for the project in its current form.

With that in mind, I thought I would take a deep-dive into the JavaScript part of the program. Hopefully, this will help other people avoid some of the issues I ran into.

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Project: Use the API (Part 1)

I recently completed the last intermediate project in freeCodeCamp’s Front End Developer Certification. The project required building an application using the Twitch API.

Since so many people use freeCodeCamp (fCC), I thought I would share what went into creating the app and some of the challenges I ran into along the way.

Spoiler alert: there were a lot of challenges in this one.

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Project: Show the Local Weather

The past couple of weeks my primary focus has been on completing the Intermediate projects for freeCodeCamp’s Front End Developer Certification.

First up was the Build a Random Quote Machine project, which you can read more about here.

This time around the challenge was to create an app that would show the local weather.

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Project: Build a Personal Portfolio Page

One of the best things about learning to code is working on projects. Not only is this a great way to learn but it is also a lot of fun.

I recently completed the second project in the freeCodeCamp Front End Developer course, which is to build a Personal Portfolio page.

Originally, I started to work on this project shortly after I finished my Tribute project┬áback in October. I had a vision of what I wanted the page to look like but I didn’t have the knowledge necessary at that time to bring that vision to life.

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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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