Learning Web Development, Love JS, Hate HTML CSS via /r/learnprogramming

Learning Web Development, Love JS, Hate HTML CSS

For several years I have been interested in programming and CS in general but only recently did I decide to start learning some web development. I have been doing FreeCodeCamp for a while learning HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap, algorithms, etc. While doing the codepen projects like a random quote machine, weather app and a calculator, I have learned that I really enjoy and look forward to the javascript. The algorithm problems where I had to use javascript to solve different problems were fun and engaging and I felt more mentally stimulated than I have in a long time. I would solve the problem and then go back and refine it to find better and more elegant ways of writing the code. It was rewarding and I really felt energized by the experience.

After that I have started to learn jQuery and how to implement Javascript on the front-end which I really enjoy as well. But I hate actually designing the webapp/webpage. I don't think I really have an eye for design and I have a hard time deciding how I want something to look and knowing what to do to make it pleasing to the eye. I know what to do to make things look a certain way (or at least I know enough to quickly reference how to get it done) but actually designing it is torturous to me.

So my question is, should I find ways to get better at design so I enjoy it more or should I take what I have learned and really enjoyed about programming in javascript and apply it to something else in the programming world? Is there a place for somebody like myself who isn't any good at design but really enjoys problem solving with code in web development like doing mostly back-end work?

Submitted December 31, 2016 at 06:15PM by AziMeeshka
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Getting started with weather Twilio program (Javascript) via /r/learnprogramming

Getting started with weather Twilio program (Javascript)

Hi everyone! After about a month period of no motivation for project ideas, I finally figured out something I wanted to build, and I was looking for some advice to get started. I want to build a program that will access a weather website using their API and then text me that days weather every morning (Using Twilio). I have a general idea of the technologies that I need to use to bring this project to life, but I also have a few questions:

  1. How do I make it so that this program is constantly running? I'm guessing it's something along the lines of creating an AWS instance?

  2. What's the best way to break this problem down into manageable pieces? I figured the first step was to set up an app that just texts me "Hello World" at a given time. Where should I go from there?


Submitted December 31, 2016 at 04:37PM by PM_ME_YOUR_MANBOOBS
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Deceptive deletion Algorithm??? via /r/learnprogramming

Deceptive deletion Algorithm???

This deletion algorithm deletes a specified item in this case an integer, in an

array if it is present. My problem is that I don't understand how the actual deletion is occurring. It's one thing to

know that it works, but I am trying to understand how/why it works. It seems simple enough, except when it

comes to the actual deletion. Trying to take it step by step: *1. Search the Array for the specified number using a

for-loop. *2. Once the item is found, break out of the for-loop. *3. Enter another for-loop, moving the higher

elements down. *4. Delete the last array box at the end(as it is now empty.). It seems to me that the deletion

happens between steps 2 and 3, but how??? Any help would be appreciated, I just don't see it.

Submitted December 31, 2016 at 03:44PM by qna1
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Touch Typing – A Programmers Perspective? via /r/learnprogramming

Touch Typing – A Programmers Perspective?

Hi guys, first post here (if its silly, feel free to eviscerate me)
I really just want a programmers perspective on the best way to approach learning how to touch type?


  • Did any of you have to learn it from scratch?
  • What goals did you set for yourself?
  • How often did you practice?
  • Did you use software or create your own drills?


And if you have any other experiences, please share

Submitted December 31, 2016 at 03:48PM by HalfLucan
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[C#] How would I go about coding a jigsaw with rotatable pieces? via /r/learnprogramming

[C#] How would I go about coding a jigsaw with rotatable pieces?

I'm planning to make a jigsaw with rotatable pieces for a project but I have no idea where to start. This subreddit seemed like a nice place to ask. I'm a UK college student who knows basic C# but nothing advanced. Am I even able to do this using Visual Studio 2015? What type of template would I use if so? I don't think it would be a console application but I can never be sure.

Thanks. 🙂


I found this code http://ift.tt/2ipbWuc that I was hoping I could learn from but it has this error, "The type or namespace name 'Piece' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)."

I googled the error, (and maybe it's because I'm dumb) but I still have no idea how to fix it.

Submitted December 31, 2016 at 02:56PM by KurisuSutoraiku
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