In session 5 of the C++ crash course we were taught inheritance, which at this point is way over of my head. But I took the time to go back through the previous sessions information to reinforce the concepts we previously learned after the assignments when I was super duper lost. I have also been finding the tutorials page on the cplusplus.com website to be very helpful. The website does a great job at breaking down concepts even further. I’ll continue to go through the tutorials during our free time. On a happy note, coding in general is getting more comfortable for me as far as the interface, typing, and the basics. But the content keeps growing faster than I am growing. I think I’m going to be the tortoise in the childhood story the Tortoise and the Hare in this situation, slow and steady wins the race.
Programming and writing code seems to be a lot like putt-putt golf. You aim for the hole and you tap colored golf ball towards the target with the putter stick. Rarely so you get it in the hole on the first try but you continue to reorient yourself to get the ball in the hole, hopefully getting closer and closer. When coding the same thing seems to be happening. You code something and you shoot for it to run, you’ll get error messages back sometimes, you fix them and you run it again, the cycle repeats until you are successful. (side note) Code is also multi-colored just like the golf balls you get for put-putt. This analogy came randomly to me this morning during class. I hope you guys can picture this in your head, because if not y ‘all probably think I’ve lost my mind.
Update on baking that cake. I did end up making it last night. It was really good. The flavor was Strawberries and Cream and I paired it with cream cheese frosting. It tasted really good with vanilla ice cream too. Yum!