Journal

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I had lots of learning items cluttering up my Todoist page, so I started out today by pulling all of those links and resources to their respective skill pages. I took the time to fill out more basic details, links to docs, and attach existing projects. Thinking back to when I first started out, this would have been very helpful to have on hand - if not for the content specifically, then for the direction to incrementally build up basic information.

One of the first things I had to wrestle with when getting started learning web development was to better identify good sources of information. There are tons of blog posts out there that just straight-up don’t work, and quality and completeness is all over the place. Official docs are a solid starting point, and Stack Overflow has been an excellent source of information, as well. I really appreciate posters who take the time to identify the proper terminology, or link to official sources, or back up their answers with fundamentals instead of only a copy-and-paste code answer for the original poster with no explanation.

From poking around during my downtime, I noticed a few small tweaks I could make to Stats and Tasks to improve the information, and knocked those out quick. Finishing out the evening, I worked towards Git #1 some more. I’m trying to add in rich notes to the Git skill page reference section, complete with Mermaid charts. I’m really happy with how it’s coming along so far!

Tasklist

  • Migrate learning items from Todoist to the relevant skill progression pages, or the to-sort entry
  • Continue working towards Git #1