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allow you to design a pattern to quickly build several objects that share the same characteristics, AKA properties
allows you to loop over properties of a function
Not to be confused with FOR...OF LOOP.
the purpose is of the return statement is to return the property object
Factory functions are useful because of their flexibility in using parameters to pass values to the object they create.
for...in loops are used when you want to access just the key, the value, or both. It can be used to loop through one object or multiple.
The for...in loop can be combined with an array to loop through multiple objects.
These lessons were relatively straight forward. My main takeaway is I'd like to find a way to columnize this. Instead of have it repeat, but I'm sure we'll get there.
I guess I must be digesting what I'm studying because I only had like one error on the quiz! So I'm going to take a break and then try to smash through the rest of this module before the end of the week!
I wasn't able to finish Factory Functions within last week. I ended up re-assessing with my league, Charlotte Roller Derby, and placed on a roster that had a game up in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday. So I spent Friday driving up there. I was able to visit with my family in southern Ohio and then compete in the game Saturday night.
It was a lot to be back. Definitely a challenge. I'm still recovering from the travel and the game, but I'm excited to dive back into these lessons and see what all I've retained.
I had a rely on the solution code a few times, but overall I felt good about my interpretation of the instructions and the code I generated.
I was most proud of knowing to type
this.isTired += 1;
without having to look it up!
this.isTired also feels very representative of how I feel right now!
This one was a lot more difficult. It called back to some of the earlier lessons and I couldn't quite remember how to do some of those things. While also using some new methods that are simpler which I didn't know to use instead of a potential older way to write the code.
I relied pretty heavily on the solution code, but I typed everything up to the best of my ability first before checking the solution to see how they wrote it.
My brain feels off today. I typed out as much as I could, but I was missing a lot of the context clues for what I needed to accomplish in this exercise. The animals are also acting crazy today, so any little distraction like that today is throwing me way off.
Overall I still feel like I'm beginning to grasp concepts.
It came with a code along video and I didn't even realize it! Oh well.
This one was a struggle. We're now bringing a lot of things together and my brain just doesn't quite grasp everything. When I see it, it makes sense. I just can't think of how to code up some of these things to begin with.
Now on to the debugging exercise! These are quickly becoming my favorite exercises to work on lately.
This exercise was all about defining "book" and making sure it connected throughout the code. I caught a couple aspects, but several of them I didn't realize I needed to type "book" in there to make the connection.
That's it for Factory Function and for me today. I have an interview tomorrow, so I need to spend the remainder of the day preparing for that instead of working on my coding courses.
If you know of more places where I can practice Factory Function, Arrays, Loops, etc. please let me know! I'd love to understand this better than I currently feel I do.
Thanks for reading and I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to drop a comment. <3