Sprinting through a marathon.
Author: Justin Kenyon
This Metis bootcamp is a little like sprinting the whole duration of a marathon. I have been really slacking on my blogging, but only because I am constantly and consistently learning, nonstop every single day. Just to give a quick rundown on what I have learned since my last blog post, about 3 weeks ago:
- Self Referential Associations
- Tower of Hanoi
- Big O notation
- Single Responsibility Principle
That's just a small sample (and a randomly populated one) of the different things that I have been exposed to over the past few weeks thanks to both the awesome curriculum developed by the instructors as well as some extra learning I am doing on the side to help me become extra competitive in the marketplace. Even though we have only been at this for about 6 weeks now, it seems like much longer given we are doing it everyday for 8+ hours.
Another thing that has really been helping me drive home some of the concepts we are learning about refactoring is a book I am reading. Clean Code : A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin. It talks a lot about how you can write better, more maintainable, and more readable code that will make you a vastly more successful developer.
It's getting down to the wire. We are past the half way point (this Friday). I am ready for my career as a developer to get started with a great company (TBD), and even more excited to have my learning continue.