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Reflecting back on my first week with Flatiron School’s full-time software engineering track, if there was one piece of advice I wish I had that would set me up for success, it would be to have a firm grasp on Github. Not far into the day were we beginning to fork and clone repositories onto our local machine, and, not far into the day was I subsequently lost, as a complete Github (and for that matter, code) newbie. Ultimately, I wasted too much time trying to get caught up to speed with Github, and fell behind in key introductory material. …


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In the midst of creating my first React project, I find myself continually facing the same decision with each UI feature I build out — should I make this a class component or functional component? My default up until this point has been the class component, should I need to create a state or implement a lifecycle method along the way, but I keep wondering, shouldn’t I be more intentional with this decision? …

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Sara Bastian

Learning Full Stack Web Development at Flatiron School

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