What did you learn today?

I learned that I didn’t fully understand GET, POST, and PUT requests when it comes to servers. I spent a lot of time reviewing node.js documentation and http requests as my pair and I tackled our sprint assignment to build a server to respond to client requests. Instead of building out the routes and callback functions using node.js, my pair and I decided to use express.js to write clean code. We had trouble finding the appropriate documentation and examples to have a successful application. I’m sure with additional patience and thoughtful experimentation we can achieve the goals of the sprint tomorrow.

Did you learn anything new about yourself?

I’d rather ask someone else how to do something when it comes to discovering syntax or putting multiple parts together in code. I have little patience when it comes to reading poor* documentation (note: the use of the word poor means that the documentation is unclear, particular functionality is not explained, or the examples are not sufficient). I think I need to get used to it.

Anything you want to do differently tomorrow?

I want to go to bed earlier. I keep staying up late to code problems, and I don’t get too far with the additional effort. My time would be better spent sleeping, and I’d feel more refreshed to exercise and tackle another day at HackReactor.