JavaScript Goals for 2017

I thought I’d share what I recently watched that inspires me.

Jennifer De Walt shares her experiences (at JS Conference 2014) of how she learned to code by creating 180 websites in 180 days. It’s inspirational to see how she shares her successes and failures with the audience. Jennifer also mentions that with every site she creates, it is accompanied by a blog post (for each day) and the code is in a GitHub repository. In the past, I’ve tried to demonstrate what I’ve learned using CodePen in addition with GitHub.

As a result, I’ve decided I really want to learn more about JavaScript before delving deeper into jQuery. There are many posts that debate which to learn first. Below are a few examples;

As much as I love to copy and paste jQuery scripts, I would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamental reasons of why I should be coding in a certain way and to know the background of what I’m doing instead of merely copying and pasting scripts (Thank you Stack Overflow!)

Another reason to learn JavaScript was that, Matt Mullenweg (CEO and Founding Developer of WordPress) recently made this comment at the 2015 State of Word Conference, “learn JavaScript, deeply”.

What do you want to learn today?

2015

Joel McGlynn

After a long absence of no blog posts on this website, I’m back.

Here is the main reason…

Joel is an adorable excuse! in a non-biased way of course.

So after much thought, I’ve decided that I want to focus on writing more about WordPress and general web development. As well as experimentation with using new technologies, I want to test web tools that help workflow and productivity.

I’ll revisit my past posts and comment on how I’ve applied these technologies in real life projects.

At the time of writing, Foundation 6 has been released so I’m keen on experimenting with this framework even though I’m an avid Bootstrap fan.