Game Dev Update #1

Still binge-learning JavaScript.

After rushing through most of Module 0 on Galvanize, I slowed down on the optional exercises towards the end. Most of my free time was (and still is) diverted to playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

After kicking myself in the butt, however, I finished the optional parts on Module 0 and am now about a third of the way through Module 1.

For folks trying to figure out where to start learning JavaScript: I would recommend Galvanize. Module 0 of Galvanize teaches the fundamentals of JavaScript and does it pretty well. To compare, I think Galvanize’s Module 0 covers all of the free stuff you can learn from Cocecademy (which I finished before I started with Galvanize), and the subsequent Modules on Galvanize (1, 2, and 3) provide increasingly complex exercises which, I believe, you could only get on Codecademy if you forked over some cash (of course, after the free Prep stuff on Galvanize they offer a paid programming bootcamp that extends beyond JavaScript).

And although I know I don’t have any regular readers, my content has primarily been about writing in the past so–I should probably do some writing on the side while I’m focusing on learning to code. Need to hit up my writing buddies/acquaintances.

Animal Crossing: a worthy distraction. This is the flag of the proud island of Sandwich (not to be confused with the real Sandwich Islands). I was too lazy to take a proper screenshot, so I took a photo of my Switch using my phone.