During my half-batch at RC I avoided web stuff like a plague. I wanted to break out of old habits and patterns that (I thought) web pushed me to in the first place. As it turns out, web had nothing to do with this.
My time at RC – learning Python and programming in general, studying interpreters, low-level networking, distributed systems, advanced algorithms and data structures, applying functional paradigm to procedural code to make it easier to test and reason about, using TDD and pairing a lot – ended up teaching me about web in a way I didn’t expect.
One major thing that I realized looking back on my experience in web development and my time at RC: it helps to be part of a community. God knows how many hours pre-RC I spent doing stuff on my own, reinventing the wheel on one hand, and writing sloppy code on the other (because no one will see it anyway).
And I am happy to be part of RC community and will make sure to have my code reviewed and continue pairing with other alums and recursers to learn new things and gain new perspective. In the meantime, I was looking at the official React page and noticed the examples are in ES5 so I thought I’d rewrite one in ES2015… Here’s my codepen, critique is welcome. Thanks!