Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2013 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
element.innerTextworks in Chrome and in Epiphany but not in Firefox."
"This is why you use jQuery."
Some more things I learned:
showjQuery functionality is a pretty clear "look! jQuery demo!" signal. And now I know why: because it is cool and easy and just works! Yay
$( "#InputIDName" ).val();
At Hacker School I followed my own advice and found or made up silly and boring and helpful projects to use while learning. My current rhythm seems to be: start by working through the first few chapters of a textbook to learn basic concepts and syntax, then think up a silly project to make and start making it, then run into problems one at a time, causing me to learn idioms and libraries and gotchas from a mix of my colleagues and the Internet. Maybe someday I will come back to chapter three of the book and engage in some more spiral learning! It's nice to have a diversified portfolio.
20 Dec 2013, 14:49 p.m.