I am getting firmly wrapped up into the Laravel camp. After some fiddling around with it, not making much progress beyond a tutorial or two, I had the bright idea to try coding out my last class’s project into this framework. That limits the unknowns to the framework. It seems to be working out quite well. Not that there haven’t been rabbit holes and dead ends, but I feel like the periods of confusion and being lost are either getting fewer or are shortening, as I’m able to find the solution more easily. Although today I got my best help from my personal guru–my mom. Harvard graduates are good sources of information. 🙂
My final class starts up on Monday, so hopefully I can get everything done with this that I want. In the meantime, I read over the syllabus for the course and have some concerns. And confusions. No response to my questions yet. I have a lot of thoughts and vague notions about the challenges of teaching and learning web programming (and programming in general). And about teaching and education in general. But I don’t know what I’d do about those thoughts. It’s maybe mostly just something I’ll keep in mind as I seek additional educational opportunities.
My sleep schedule is getting all messed up, though. Was tired and migraine-y all day, but now I’m awake at 1:30am. Insomnia is boring, if anybody ever asks you.