Assess Your Data Skills As An Intermediate Developer

Billy McDavid
2 min readDec 23, 2022

Measuring your technical knowledge, course content, and learning path as I am discovering is a minefield of assessments, memory storage, dedication, time management and practice.

Trying to evaluate where you are up to in the grand scheme of online self- taught programming tuition, is challenging and rewarding, without being able to gauge how far you have come, balanced with giving you confidence in your skills.

A technicolour dream of coding evaluation, attempting to decipher ones own learning; identifying strengths, making errors and the never ending changing technology, how good am I, committed and passionate with endless coding energy.

My goal to be the very best front-end developer of the highest calibre, unquestionably employable in every sense of mastery in coding. This is my quest coupled with an obsessive — assertive attitude to learning my chosen programming language.

I have found that juggling two online courses at once and setting deadlines are necessary for me to be able to code along at my best. Thereby subtly varying my training and maintaining healthy neuron activity, greatly assisting the learning process. Halving the time it takes to get ahead with proficiency.

This system added to my daily practice enables me to very quickly level up, enjoy and poke fun while learning. It’s about training, repetition, and a regular schedule that allows more improvements for the same coding practice time. Variety is indeed the spice.

Is it just me or do you struggle with imposter syndrome on a basis. I have found that coping mechanisms vary from day to day, my go too is reaching the end of a learning module, repeating the module and successfully rendering or compiling the task. That is a win win for me that propels my feeling of excitement oomph to having nailed the task or small step in the code.

‘Shine on you crazy Diamond’, “Pink Floyd’” resonates as I practice computing; an intensity that fires me up whenever I am writing software. No other rehabilitation gives me the same energy, peppiness, power or purposefulness in my coding crusade.

I find myself now on the dark side of am I ready for a developer job. YES!

I, in the meantime continue my learnings — coding campaign, and am building in new technologies, globetrotting in and around the Front-End Developer megacosm.