freeCodeCamp Basic Algorithm: Reverse a String

When you are a new programmer, the term ‘algorithm’ is shrouded in mystery. The mere mention of it triggers an ominous sense of dread.

Despite what you might think, algorithms aren’t indecipherable puzzles that only people with Computer Science degrees can solve.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some incredibly difficult algorithms out there but you aren’t likely to encounter those as a new programmer.

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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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Weeks 18 and 19: Tunnel Vision

Sorry it has been a couple of weeks since I posted a recap. I have had a bad case of tunnel vision caused by all the projects I have been working on recently.

I’ve also been busy with the Code Newbie Challenge. You may have seen the hashtag #CNC2018 floating around.

When I wasn’t working on a project or a Code Newbie challenge, I was plugging away at my JavaScript and the DOM lessons at Treehouse.

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Project: Build a Wikipedia Viewer

I recently completed the third intermediate project from freeCodeCamp’s Front End Development Certification. The goal of the project was to create a Wikipedia Viewer.

In keeping with tradition, I am going to discuss what went into completing the project, what I was hoping to accomplish, and what challenges I faced along the way.

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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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