Another problem that I faced was trying to understand the instructions. Code Academy uses a lot of analogies and tries to use “real world” situations to explain how the code works. For example, if they are trying to explain how a specific function will work they would say something along the lines of, “Imagine your code is the sandwich, but you want to get rid of the bread, this function would do that.” Again, in my experience the technical explanation has worked the best. I much prefer the way Dr. Delwiche explains how things work than Code Academy.
I imagine JQuery being used in the “real world” for pages that want to have an interaction with the user. I speculate it is used for things like a cool company’s website. Probably something related to technology since JQuery can show the user the capability of the company.
Overall, JQuery was daunting and frustrating, but I blame it mostly on Code Academy. This program is definitely helpful for beginners but it does have its draw backs. Depending on the language you pick, you can either have a great understanding of the language or you will end up as confused as I was multiple times.