I just finished the ‘Whale talk’ project on Code Academy. Wowsers, it was a little difficult at first but I feel like I am quickly gaining skills in JS. I have begun incorporating JS with my Thunkable projects. The language is quick and powerful, and can support more complex data operations such as creating interactive charts.
Remembering proper spelling is hard to get used to as compared with Thunkable who so kindly prepares it for you in the form of…. blocks.
The most difficult part was nesting the if/else if/ else statement within the if statement correctly. Again, compared to the visual editing with Thunkable, it is slightly difficult to ensure the code is nestled correctly.
I am still getting confused sometimes as to where the semicolon is needed but I am getting there quickly! It would be nice if CodeAcademy offered a debugger. I have resorted to VSCode on my computer and JSFiddle (as evidenced below). They will both offer debugging with hints and will also allow for pretty formatting!