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Nnaji David
Nnaji David

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What are your advice to young programmers that joined the programming world recently??.

What are the errors and challenges they will pass through... And where they should visit to learn more and watch tutorials.. brief them about your history on how you started your programming from button to topπŸ₯°β˜ΊοΈ

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Nik F P

I wrote an article that had many points related to this, posted here

The main points are:

  • Engage with the community early on
  • Appreciate your own unique path into the community
  • Ignore hype and buzzwords, and recognize that the things that are important to your journey will be persistent
  • Don't try to learn everything
  • Work on or toward things that matter to you
  • Have fun with it
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Nnaji David Author

wow....really helpful

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Pandademic

I'd say:

  • don't go to tutorial hell

  • ignore the newest framework or whatever ( hyped up stuff + buzzwords)

  • it's almost always better to start from scratch

  • don't learn something because it's trendy

  • stars or followers or whatever DONT MATTER

  • if you'd like to make games , then learning react ain't gonna help you ( I've seen a lot of people do things like this)

  • don't quit

  • remember to have fun!

  • never quit

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Nnaji David Author

Wow....
Well stated 😌πŸ’ͺπŸ™Œ

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Pandademic

Thanks!

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Ali Moha

Hey Nnaji,

Great question and I think it's the right way to start something new by asking others who have walked the path.

I wrote an article on this topic to provide some realistic expectations about the field. I also included in it a list of ordered resources to go through to answer 3 important questions for a beginner (in a practical way):

  • Is programming right for me?
  • Do I need a CS degree?
  • What role should I choose?

Plus a final resource to find mentors to speak with. Hope that helps!

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Ethan

Learn one thing at a time, don't try to learn too much at once. :)

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Nnaji David Author

Yea ..
That's the problem with a lot of people

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Yash

have fun... just have fun πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ I am 13 myself

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Nnaji David Author

nice...
lol

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Medea

Don't quit.
Keep on learning.

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Nnaji David Author

Absolutely right

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Keff

Don't get stuck watching to many tutorials (known as tutorial hell I think), they're usefull but start working on your own, you will learn more that way. You learn more from your mistakes than you succeses (this is true in this industry)

Learn how to read docs and ask good questions, and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Don't believe everyone on twitter, hype is a thing, don't get caught by it. Learn the basics first, then advance to learning frameworks or more complex topics. People will tell you you must learn the new super cool ultra invincible framework, don't belive them it's usually just BS. Adopt frameworks and tools that have been used for a while and have a big community behind.

The most important thing I would recommend, is that it's imposible to know everything, you just need to know that it can be done, then when you need it you can research and make use of it.