DEV Community

Discussion on: How do you prefer to learn? Videos, Books, both?

chidioguejiofor profile image
Chidiebere Ogujeiofor

I started with books (Excel VBA for Dummies, Java How to Program and online book) but I currently I prefer online courses(eg mastered SQL from Datacamp, learnt Python from Pluralsight etc).

I think that YouTube videos are not a good place to newbies to start as most courses there are not well structured. A Udemy course is what I would recommend for folks like this as they are mostly structured and contain more info.

One thing I wish I had while learning was a mentor that I could reach out to easily to sort of guide me and help me know what next I should be learning. That's something I try to do for folks at the moment and I have saved them a lot of time.