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The importance of reflective thinking, writing and learning

I'm going to be focusing heavily on reflective practices alongside psychometric testing over the next 6 months as I transition into full-time employment for a second time. I am currently in the process of writing a continuous professional development plan and this will be accompanied by lots of reflective writing on selfauthoring.com. I will critically analyse psychometric tests as I go. My goal is to become more clear as to what it is that I truly desire in life and career.

By |2018-01-30T12:27:51+00:00January 30th, 2018|

Who is Jordan Peterson?

My friend recently told me about a website called selfauthoring.com - it's essentially a website where you can journal about your past, present and future in great detail based on some questions. I am yet to take the self-examination but look forward to doing so. The creator is a guy named Jordan Peterson. He is currently the professor of psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Peterson is highly academic and his background makes him a credible source. You can check out his background and education here. Along with the self-authoring suite you gain access to a journal written by Peterson. [...]

By |2018-01-27T13:07:20+00:00January 27th, 2018|

Automagically returning objects

In Javascript, all functions are objects: function Person(firstname, lastname) { this.firstname = firstname; this.lastname = lastname; console.log(this); } Constructors (shown below) make use of the 'new' operator and the 'this' variable to create empty objects. When the 'new' operator is used to construct an object, the function is invoked and an empty object is automagically returned. var taylor = new Person() console.log(taylor) // Person {} The constructor invokes the function and will return an empty object unless. If you wish to do so, you can pass parameters when constructing a new empty object like so: var bob = new Person('Bob', [...]

By |2018-01-22T13:00:32+00:00January 22nd, 2018|

2018 – the year for designers and developers

Since I started coding in 2016, there have been an amazing amount of resources to choose from. However, 2017/2018 has been astonishing in terms of resources and I'm sure a lot of other designers and developers think so too. Here are some highlights for me: Adobe Illustrator released the properties panel. I switched to an amazing free text-editor called VS code. A free CSS Grid course was released. Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski released their podcast called syntax and specifically for web developers. Webpack released 4.0 beta version that has a heavy focus on increasing performance by reducing bundle sizes! Its been [...]

By |2018-01-20T12:54:13+00:00January 20th, 2018|

Programming in JavaScript is fun!

I've been learning Javascript intensively over the last few months. Here are the three main resources I use: freecodecamp.org exercism.io 57 Exercises for Programmers by Brian Hogan All three of these resources take a learn-by-doing approach to programming. I will also be obtaining knowledge from other resources such as: YDKJS es6.io javascript30.com eloquentjavascript.net speakingjs.com The more time I spend building algorithms in Javascript, the more I find coding with the language fun. What a day and age to be alive! Check out my Github repositories for some of the completed exercises I mentioned above.

By |2018-01-19T22:21:16+00:00January 19th, 2018|

1 month since I’ve posted

It has been a whole month. No more, no less. I've learned a lot actually. Mostly without a great deal of motivation. It has been a relaxed Christmas and New Year. It doesn't usually happen like that, but what can I say - I've enjoyed it. I have meditated a great deal more than I ever have. I also coded a lot throughout the holidays, so that was fun! I received an email from my past self (click here) sent on the 23rd January 2017 saying "What are your goals for this year, and are they meticulously laid out?" Needless to say [...]

By |2018-01-06T23:09:47+00:00January 6th, 2018|
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