Posts filed under “Code Journal”

Epiphanies I Had While Teaching Myself to Code

It’s been about a year since I decided to teach myself to code. At the time, I had a bachelor’s degree in English, a job in retail, and zero knowledge about programming. I’d had minute brushes with coding in the past but hadn’t even thought about math or coding since high school. The impetus for learning to code […]

Writing My First Code and Mastering the TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator

My high school math classes all required a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. This calculator didn’t just help with calculus, the TI-83 Plus was a pre-smartphone smartphone. I’d spend hours in class playing games like Falldown, Block Dude, Tetris 1, and most importantly Drugwars2. While I didn’t clock […]

Writing Fizz Buzz in Xcode

Fizz Buzz is a common programming challenge that I’ve seen referenced numerous times since first learning about it through Codecademy. The prompt is this: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print “Fizz” instead of the number and for the multiples of five print “Buzz”. For […]

Loop Exercises in Programming in Objective-C

In addition to my traditional posts, I want to use this website as a personal journal recording my experiences learning to code. This is the first of what will be many posts relating to my learning. The main purpose of these posts are for my own benefit, processing my own thoughts by writing them down […]