I am now in Week 7 of 12 at The Iron Yard.
I am now recalling the pain involved in learning a new language.
When I was learning HTML and CSS, the pain was along the lines of how to clear a float, or IE8’s dislike of a background image.
Now it’s more like how to get the right data to the right view, or why isn’t this damn function running.
But it’s the same pain. Same frustration. Same confusion.
I have to take a step back and remember all of this boils down to: no pain, no gain.
I made it through those painful, frustrating, why-am-I-crying-over-stupid-code moments to become the developer I am today. I had to experience them or I wouldn’t be, well, experienced.
As my instructor said, we’re “cramming 2 years of failures into 12 weeks”.
I try to keep that in mind when I realize an hour later that I never called that damn function. *sigh*