I started the codeacademy jQuery course yesterday and finished today. It took around 3 hours or more. I spent about 45 minutes trying to debug during a few lessons, because the automated checking system also gives some lackluster error reports.
For example, it wouldn’t accept me typing in “this” for “document” in one of the lessons. Phooey.
Also a shout out to my friend Kevin who directed me to the wonderful CSS selectors such as :nth-child() and last-child and first-child. I used to have a lot of id’s in my code, but with these child selectors, that is no longer the case! Life has gotten immensely better!