The term renaissance man refers to someone whose expertise spans multiple areas.
True renaissance men and women are rare because it doesn’t just require a variety of knowledge. It requires expertise.
Much more common is the jack of all trades, master of none person.
If a renaissance man is someone who is an expert in multiple areas, then a jack of all trades is someone who is competent in multiple areas.
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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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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.
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I recently finished the algorithm section on freeCodeCamp, which unlocked the intermediate Front End Development Projects.
These projects are a big step up from the projects I have tackled so far but I have been looking forward to working on them. First up: Build a Random Quote Machine.
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When I first started I took detailed notes using Google Docs. At that time I was working on Codecademy courses, which are all text based.
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