Little steps along the way

As I’ve mentioned in some previous posts I’ve been diving back to working with some Python code. It’s been kind of fun. At the moment it really has just been a ton of copy and pasting and things just work. Which is great because it means that their code works. I think the thing I need to focus a little more on is why it works.

This is just how my brain works.

I have to understand how and why it works. I also know that I need to be able to better focus on things and that’s one thing I’ve been slowly getting better at. Over the last two or three years I’ve used music as a background noise to keep from being distracted. It’s helped some. There are times when I do get sidetracked and I do catch myself. Again. Good. I’m aware I’m doing it so that’s good. Progress.

I do need to find some time to sit and read the Django docs more so I can better understand how it does the magic it does. I wish I had the patience to really dive into the entire code base but I just won’t be able to look at it all. I know I won’t.

I’ll have to share my random findings and things I do on here when I do remember to do that. It’s been pretty fun just typing out code that I haven’t used in nearly a decade though. I think that’s one of the reasons I really liked diving back to Python. I know a lot has changed since I last tried to learn it and it’s always going to be changing too. Just like PHP. And JavaScript.

One of these days I’ll find a good rhythm to me learning and keeping up with things like that.