An interesting day was had.
Tonights class was informative, but I cant guarantee that I retained much of it. I feel bad because I think my instructor for the evening was thrown in last minute. This left him unprepared and taking more time out of class to figure out what he was supposed to do instead of going over the material. Not his fault, of course. Just difficult from a students prospective. Let me get into that more in a minute. Let’s talk about what we learned.
Tonights class was a focus on some more functionality within forms in react.
We learned about schema which is what defines the form, similar to a form outline. Schema tells you what the existing fields are, and how they should be validated.
We also discussed briefly what a post request does and its uses. Basically when a get request pulls data from a web server, a post request sends data that was input from the user back to the web server.
And my last take away from tonights class was about YUP. A library that is more versatile than “required” for validating input fields.
This weekend was Halloween and the end of another month in 2020. We’ve all been feeling the strain of these very strange times, and coping with them differently. I my self maintained social distancing while visiting some friends who were in from out of town. I also worked on a coding assignment implementing what I have learned about input fields, setting state, and calling props. As I continue on this journey, I get excited. I have random ideas for products pop into my head, which I cannot wait to know how to create and implement so that I can start making money off them. But with classes like tonight I get worried.
Tonights class was rocky. But it also put a lot of things into perspective for me. For instance, it doesn't matter your experience level, you will still be faced with coding challenges that will give you trouble when speaking in large groups. Ive always challenged my self to be the best at whatever I am doing when it comes to work. I was trained as a front end supervisor for a couple retail chains, so I learned their point of sale system inside and out so my mangers could depend on me for anything related to a register crash. I worked in wireless sales for another similar retail store, so I learned their entire wireless sales POS system, exceeding everyone else's knowledge in positions hire than mine. Ive always tried to make my self invaluable . But my major problem, was I was willing to settle for less than what I am worth in terms of pay. I’m sure we all have similar stories and I swear theres a point here.
Watching my instructor struggle taught me to be more humble. Im heading into a field where I will probably be very good at one aspect of a 1k piece puzzle, and other people on my team will be better at the other 999. Working together, struggling together, is how we all learn to be better. I could choose to complain about how class went tonight, or I could enjoy the fact that I still learned something, and got to also learn and understand debugging as well. Tonights class wasn't the smoothest. But I have options. I can rewatch lecture tomorrow and watch others from the past. I can re read the training material, and I can reach out to other classmates and instructors for help. What I learned the most tonight was to know my worth, and also be humble. This is just the begging, and I will continue to learn as long as I keep myself open to it.