Understanding the power of the DOM
For tons of my projects and work up until now I had been (in simple terms) writing code, checking to see if it worked using the terminal and then proceeding forward. The introduction of the DOM wasn’t something I felt I completely understood the power of until almost near the end of JS and beginning in the React/Redux phase of my course.
Unfortunately, this came to light during my first review and my inability to dive into my HTML and figure out where to render a single button on my page and how to link it all up.
Diving back into studying for my second and final possible review for this section I was so lucky to link up with my fellow classmates and get some more hands-on walkthrough of my own project and problem solving through the process of adding functionality.
All this to be said, I’m actually really happy that I…for lack of a better phrase ‘straight up bombed’ my first review that it gave me the opportunity to dive back into entire chunks of the material and more deeply understand it in a more genuine and actionable way.