2016/04/07 – Day 04c – Resubmitted!
I may or may not have over complicated pretty much all of my suggestions. I thought I had gotten it all figured out and then it was broken. I got pretty bummed out, but went back to the version before and used parts of the code that worked in the newer version and BAM! Worked great.
- Fixing Redundant Code – The main thing that I was getting wrong was that I was using very redundant code. I ended up making 2-3 methods to make sure I didn’t ended up repeating myself.
- Logic Issues – I was over complicating the movement of the view when I opened up the keyboard. I was trying to increment up and down using a “-=” and “+=” for each direction, when all I needed to do was to reset the y-coordinate was to reset it to zero. Duh. They also recommended just using a ‘height * -1’ in order to move the items up and out of the way.
I also found a couple things I forgot to commit just while writing this. So glad I caught it now. Anyway. It’s all submitted. HERE WE GO!
2016/04/07 – Day 04b – Review is Back!
So they reviewed my project in an HOUR, which is awesome. I went home in order to relax a little bit and dive in head first into Sketch on Friday, but it looks like I’m going to keep working today. HERE WE GO!
2016/04/07 – Day 04a
“It’s messy, but it works.”
That might be the pure essence of this week. I just submitted MemeMev01 to the code review board at Udacity. I made a note that I got a lot of help from the forums and that there are some code redundancies.
Unfortunately, I was unable to find some of the resources necessary to set text alignment for the Default Properties dictionary that we were recommended to use. While Udacity tells you the places to find the information, I feel like how to digest that information tends to be a bit more difficult. I’m a very visual learner, to my detriment, so the videos for these tutorials help me quite a bit. This section, however, is a desert of text with a very occasional video. I found myself muttering, “If I wanted to read, I would’ve just read my damn O’Reilly books.”
Either way, I have a bit of a wait on my hands. There was a little text block that said it might take a week or so to get back to me. My last project took all of 12 hours, so I guess I have some time to explore some other projects. There is a Sketch elective for the next project, so I am pretty excited to check that out. I might bust out my Design + Code book as well.