Monday passed and I was telling myself I couldn’t do it. I’m not the kind to give up easily especially when it comes to making myself better so I thought I’d give it another go on Tuesday. No tutorials or videos that could confuse me, just me in my own bubble figuring things out. I started by writing down each step I would have to take to make it work starting with the buttons. And then slowly but surely something started coming together. There was still some googling and article reading etc. However within a few hours I’d done it. I had made my very own calculator, decimal places and everything. Then the tester in me took over and I started finding things wrong but again in no time I had debugged and fixed them. To say I was proud of myself was an understatement and the high I felt on the Tuesday compared to the low I felt on Monday really made me realise that I can do it, I’d had my light bulb moment. Don’t get caught up in the tutorials online or the videos, yes use them as guidance but don’t just copy because your logic might be different but you get the same result. Do things your way and learn by doing things wrong. I feel much more confident now and I still have a million miles to go but everyone has to start somewhere.
There are still some things I would still like to do but have a look at how I managed to make a calculator https://github.com/nicolestanton/Calculator-js