Closing-in a year of coding.
I have a calendar reminder in April 7. That was the day I signed up on Learn.co to prep for their software engineering coding bootcamp. I actually signed up a month before starting the bootcamp, this as a way to get as much preparation as possible.
That was, like a year ago? Time flies indeed.
If I was going to guess back then, how these days I was going to be writing about social distancing and promoting online and virtual networking, probably I never would’ve guessed that.
Let’s take a deep breath and reflect on what’s next, like the next chapter, of this coding journey.
So, what’s next?
- Continue Learning Algorithms and Data Structures
- I began learning this last month after finishing the bootcamp. Data Structures and Basic Algorithms is a priority since unfortunately my coding bootcamp did not cover this as part of their 2019-2020 curriculum.
- Terms like Big O, Recursion, or Dynamic Programming pop-in in coding interview questions all the time.
- This will also prepare me to deal with issues in terms of scale, patterns and methodically apply them to day-to-day coding problems.
- I’ll want to expand on advanced concepts to lay on top of my JS fundation
- Here I’m thinking digging deeper into closures, OOP, FP, error handling and ES6+ features.
- Advanced React
- Building Catoro was an amazing experience that brought a deep interest in React.
- I’m thinking about implementing a React app without Create React App to practice using Webpack.
- Gain knowledge and implement React Hooks as well as testing.
- Dig into other server implementations, Firebase and GraphQL. Probably for this I’ll re-iterate on Yijing Ball Z to see how it plays with a different backend. Let’s see how many Yijing Ball Z’s can live on Github at the same time.
- React Native, Node.js, Smart Contracts and Blockchain development (in no particular order).
What could be next?
I’m curious to see whether (or not) I will follow this path a year from now. If there are unexpected coding experiences in the road ahead, well that could be even better. After all, I’m a big fan of surprises ;)