Editor’s Note: On all dive certifications, we try to edit the writing as little as possible to preserve authenticity, personality, and writing style. We typically fix spelling errors, but minimally modify grammar and sentence structure (just enough to ensure readability).
1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?
2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?
3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?
Sometimes when you follow materials like books, tutorials, or websites, it is difficult to get a complete picture of how the concepts would be used in a real project. For this reason, you really need to build your own small web application & debug it using a chrome inspector or other tools.
Try to enroll in good courses really helps too. There are many bad courses out there, so if something isn’t making sense, or if you feel discouraged, look for a new course. You can find some good courses on Udemy for around $10 each when they are on sale. One of the courses I did that really helped me was ‘The Web Developer Bootcamp’ by Colt Steele. The course covers both frontend and backend and is easy to grasp. One very important theory about coding I learned after exploring different programming languages is: You don’t need to know everything; you just need to know how and where to look for what you don’t know.
6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.
Resource 1: The Web Developer Bootcamp - The Web Developer Bootcamp’ by Colt Steele on Udemy.
Resource 2: Codecademy - Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code.
Resource 3: FreeCodeCamp - The platform provides all the necessary information about coding including videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons.
Resource 4: Odin Projects - The free and open source curriculum for learning modern web development.
Resource 5: W3Schools - W3Schools is optimized for learning, testing, and training.
7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).
In both courses, the interface has a built-in code editor. Initially, I could not get the code to always work using their built-in code editors. On both platforms, you have to write code, run the code, & then debug the issues. But then I came to learn about different text editors like Notepad++, Brackets, Sublime Text, & Visual Studio Code. I also learned how to inspect code using Google Chrome Developer Tools, which I couldn’t do in the built-in code editors on Codecademy and W3Schools. My initial favorite editor was Brackets. Then I moved to Sublime Text. Now I like working in both Visual Code and Sublime Text.
One year ago, I was working with Monroe [Break Diving Founder] on editing a landing page we were creating for a partnership with App Academy. We got the template directly from the App Academy team. It was created using a website builder, and all of the code had been minified, and it was also very difficult to decipher. After spending around 4 to 5 hours trying to modify it for our purposes, we realized it would be very difficult to edit the page and make it responsive in the way we needed it to be. So we decided to rebuild it from scratch. I worked late into the night & finished the work. With the help of the team and Monroe, we successfully deployed it. It was a great experience!
8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?
2. Here is the link to a simple responsive webpage I created as part of an assignment in one of the web development courses I took on Udemy https://bhavyabh.github.io/company-site/#
9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?
10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?
And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Bhavya B is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Coder - HTML/CSS - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!
Certificate number: 32
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