A Note To Beginners: Your Discomfort Means You’re On The Right Path

You’re wondering if you’re smart enough — talented enough — to make this career change into web development. You try hard for a week and then your motivation finally takes a nosedive when you can’t get your code to work. You can’t wait until you’re confident in your skills and feel equipped to tackle any […]

FreeCodeCamp Progress: Wikipedia Viewer and Twitch Viewer

Wrapping Up the Wikipedia Viewer Project It took me a while to return to my Wikipedia Viewer project after writing the blog post about troubleshooting the Wikipedia API. But I finally hunkered down and finished it up. I posted my project to several online forums and received feedback on how to improve my code. A few […]

Wikipedia Viewer: Wikipedia API & Cross-Origin Requests (SOLVED)

A lot of people working on the freeCodeCamp Wikipedia Viewer run into problems making requests to the Wikipedia API. They plug the request URL into the search browser and it pulls up the data just fine. But as soon as they start making the request inside their JavaScript, all sorts of error messages start popping up […]

Getting Started Coding: freeCodeCamp vs The Odin Project

When you’re beginning your web development journey, it can be difficult to figure out which learning resources provide the greatest value. There are so many coding sites for beginners that it’s easy to fall into decision paralysis about which learning path to embark on. Today I’m going to focus on two of the best free coding […]