Oh. My. Gosh.
A week and a couple of days ago, we were finally introduced to the wonder that is List Comprehensions. I think I’m in love.
I promise I won’t forgo for-loops entirely from here on out, but the world just got a whole light brighter for me! INFINITE COSMIC POWER… Itty bitty coding space!
Other than my new-found affair with list comprehensions, a lot has gone on in the last 2 weeks. I’ve entertained and discarded a half dozen final project ideas, and arrived at an ultimate project plan. I’ve had days where I was convinced my project was going to be a total failure, and days where I felt entirely awesome and talented, and a few points in between the two extremes. I’ve started a list of future projects I want to accomplish, bounced ideas off at least 10 people, and gotten really excited about the post-Hackbright possibilities. It feels like a whole lot to have going on in a week and change.
Christian, and one of the students from the previous graduating class, assured me that no one programs in a vaccuum, and that using resources like stack overflow and mentors/colleagues. I still am not entirely comfortable with it; I feel like it’s kin to plagiarizing, but I guess as long as I know exactly how everything works, and I adapt it to suit my needs, it’s all open source and I’ll give credit where credit is due. I’m still not entirely comfortable with it, though.