Mistakes I Made When First Trying To Learn Code
I have sure done my fair share of mistakes when trying to learn to code and here a few I can recall.
When first starting to learn coding back in 2018 but I failed massively. I thought I was doing everything right in the moment but looking back at it I took the wrong approach which lead to giving up and not coming back for a couple years.
Python was the first programming language I attempted and that was through the help of a Udemy course I picked up. Now, here's where things went downhill... I thought learning to code was just like learning any subject from the days of school. Just sit down, write notes and read them?
This learning technique failed tremendously for me.
I was taking the wrong steps in order to learn new concepts. I wasn't coding along and making my own little side projects to solidify my knowledge of new languages and concepts.
Looking back on this I feel stupid to why I thought this would work, but hey we learn from our mistakes right?
Take your time to master the fundamentals of a language and they will apply to the other languages down the line.
Fast forward 2 years to August 2020 when I attempted to learn code again. This time I started with HTML and CSS which was a great introduction since I could write code and see the results instantly on the screen! I have made a previous blog post about my entire journey so far so you can read it here .
The key takeaways from this are to find your learning style. Mine is to use a Udemy course when wanting to learn a new language or technology to get me going. Once I have got to a point when I take over I start to make little projects using the new concepts I have just learnt. This is the learning technique that I use and that works for me but it may differ greatly for you.
I hope this helps!