We can finally persist data!
Kinda… on the computers at school, not on the internet. We don’t always get the same computer. But I have a backup file and can carry the data between school and home for when I re-run the program.
This project took me ALL day, and then some. Maybe 9-10 hours. I came in early, took a short lunch, stayed late. REALLY would have preferred to stick around another hour or two to get those appointments working too – but dinner and my boyfriend decided to drag me away.
I’m exploring the possibilities on Heroku today. I may have it somewhere it could actually be used by the end of the weekend. I got one app up on Heroku and working (from the week before – my dictionary minus the partially finished scrabble game). It would be much better with a database – but I’m not sure how to make all the connections on Heroku yet. I got a database setup, and I have applications… but I feel like there is some missing documentation keeping me from making them talk to each other.
I did NOT pass my code review for the dictionary project. I’m a little bent out of shape over that. I failed because I had a test that was not passing. The test was for passing out tiles to players in the scrabble game. It was EXTRA… which is why it bothers me that it didn’t pass. I resubmitted a version of the dictionary that does NOT have the scrabble game on it that should meet all the standards and be fine.
It’s not the only thing that has me upset this week. I also got marked as “left early” on Monday because I (apparently) forgot to sign out. I left at 6:30 – an hour and a half LATE, not early. But still, I get the penalty.
I’m feeling less motivated than usual. I hate being penalized for putting in extra effort, and that’s what it feels like.
On the other hand, the “all tests passing” was a requirement, and mine were not all passing. So that part I do get. This week I saved my end result to a new branch and then deleted all the non-functioning appointment stuff on the master branch, so that should not be a problem this time around.
As for Monday, I was a little sleep deprived to begin with – so maybe I did forget. Maybe I fell asleep at my desk and DREAMED that I signed out? Who knows. I’ll just have to hope none of these internship places really care about 100% attendance that much.
I was about to complain that we did not have any lessons for homework this weekend (or anything at all for next week) but I see that they have finally posted the weekend homework. I suppose they will post the lessons day-by-day like they have been doing this whole class. This too is disturbing.
And we had a teacher quit (our Java teacher) and the founder left us to some new CEO. (I met her this week, possibly after class on Monday…she seems nice.)
It’s just a lot of change and uncertainty and I don’t like it.
I still think that Epicodus is the best coding bootcamp in Portland (and the best value for you money anywhere – sorry Hack Reactor). But being the best does not mean there is no room for improvement. Part of me really cares and wants to make things better, but another part of me realizes that it’s too late to make things better for ME… and so is it really worth the effort to offer feedback? I mean, they are going to get these lessons done eventually, and the next class won’t be flying by the seat of their pants anyway, right?
I’m hoping to recover my better attitude over the weekend. I wish I could look ahead to see what we are learning next week, because being excited about what is coming next usually helps the attitude thing. Oh, well…