Week 3, Days 2 and 3: On Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

November 16, 2016

Let’s talk about feelings for a second. I’m generally a very optimistic person with a decent amount of confidence in myself, my critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities, and my ability to stick with something when it’s challenging. I don’t like to dwell on the negatives, and I generally try not to let myself get too down. But today was kind of a sucky day. It didn’t start off that way. I woke up after six hours of sleep feeling a little sleepy, but feeling pretty good about most of the material we had covered in the past couple of days.

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The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Test Driven Development

October 17, 2016

Test Driven Development (TDD) and testing were always terms that people would casually talk about and debate the merits of, but I never actually knew what it was. The furthest I ever managed to get was the understanding that it was “a way to make sure that what your code is doing what it should be doing,” which, while true, isn’t very descriptive or helpful in actually understanding what it was or how to do it.

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