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December 1st, 2015

Project Four Recap - Web Performance

Project Four focused on web performance and browser rendering. It was a bit of a mixed bag for me in terms of how much I enjoyed it. The video courses provided, Website Performance Optimization and Browser Rendering Optimization were both quality courses that had some good content. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t the most interesting content. This isn’t to say that I don’t think performance is an important part of the web, but it’s just not... Read more

November 12th, 2015

Project Three Recap - Classic Arcade Game

So this was a fun one! This was the first project of the Nanodegree program that I was genuinely excited about (and also very scared). We were finally getting out of the beginner level stuff and going to create something fun, new, and exciting! I had never taken on a coding project of this nature before. To date, everything had been very simple and I had never even begun to think of anything with gaming,... Read more

October 15th, 2015

Project Two Recap - Resume Builder

So the video courses for project zero and one, the About Me Page and the Portfolio project were pretty straightforward and slow paced. Project two takes a quick leap forward and doesn’t really stop moving. It’s not that the content is extremely difficult, but if it is your first time being exposed to JavaScript (or any programming language), then you are going to have a hard time keeping up. I had previous beginner level knowledge... Read more

October 13th, 2015

One Month In...Program Overview

I started the Nanodegree on September 15th and I’m almost one month in at this point. I’m still playing catch up with the blog posts because I decided to start the blog after I had started the course. Forgive me for any shallow or lack of details on the first few projects because I am remembering them from a few weeks back. I figure this shouldn’t be too big of a deal because the first... Read more

October 6th, 2015

Getting Started...

Hello there! This being my first post and first attempt at blogging, I’ll introduce myself. My name is Philip Bowles and I’ve decided to record my journey to becoming a web developer. I’m 30 years old and have been in retail management for the last 8 years. Looking for a career change, I began playing with websites about 3 years ago on the side because I remembered how much I enjoyed it when I was... Read more