I normally avoid posting in any forums because I feel like they tend to get toxic with “get good” kind of comments pretty quickly… but I just wanted to reach out to leave a bit of feedback on the projects, more so in general but especially this one.
While going through the projects up until this point they were pretty simple, i might have gotten stuck on one thing or another and worked my way through it with out too much trouble. Once in a while i was asking my husband who has years of experience with programming, for help.
But, this project was a wall. A big one, that turned me away from continuing for several days. The course goes from gentle hand holding and little pushes to, please give us 6x the effort, now.
I don’t feel there is enough practice with switches, if/else, or and helper functions. This is about where I got stuck in the college class I took for programming. Things begin to get convoluted for me and I start to really struggle to look at the big picture of what is happening where, what I should be doing, and how it should all flow.
I stumbled a bit in the beginning trying to figure out why something wasn’t working and it was just little things here and there, but when I got to the win/lose/tie part i just gave up.
I dislike that there is a video walk-through so easily accessible because it would have been the first thing I did if It were not for my husband trying to encourage me not to look at it.
I’m not really asking for help here, I’m not trying to complain either, just trying to give some visibility to staff or moderators that this is a pretty big bottle neck. This project is significantly larger than the previous ones and leaves a ton of room for error after learning a lot of new concepts and ideas with almost no practice.
It’s hard to know when to use something, if I am using it right, and if I get something wrong I am not a programmer so I don’t know how to fix it nor do i even know how to ask.