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Best Posts for Beginners: Week of April 14, 2019

desi profile image Desi ・2 min read

One of the reasons I've been so drawn to over other platforms is the super encouraging and helpful community that gathers here. Initially I felt like it was going to be more a place where I sat back and watched, rather than write and contribute, but I've been so pleased to find not only helpful articles and tutorials that I understand, but also that input from new coders and devs is well-received.

I thought it would be nice to compile some of the best posts every week for those of us who still identify as #codenewbies!

This week, Emma broke down what exactly a UX Engineer does. I’ve been realizing recently that UX is something that has always been a “dream job,” but that I didn’t know it was actually a career area. Really cool to keep learning more about it!
README docs on Github projects, especially open soure ones, are a hugely important part of the project. Reviewing and trying to improve copy in README docs is how I’ve started to dip my toes into open source, and this is a great read on things to keep in mind.
JavaScript is my current favorite project. I love seeing dedicated articles on one topic - it goes in depth and makes it click in ways the concept might not have settled before.
When I graduated from college and had my first internship in the music industry, I smartly started a folder in my inbox to save any complimentary feedback I got. It’s grown over the years and I still look back on some of that early input from time to time. Tracking your progress on your own, too, whether it’s through a 100 Days of Code repo or a spreadsheet or document and starting early on will help a lot as you continue on your dev journey - it feels amazing to see how far you come.
This is a super long and super thorough read for anyone at any stage in their job search.
I loved this post on setting “rules” for yourself - right now, I’m forcing myself to spend one hour a day creating a quick JavaScript app without worrying about the CSS and layout specificities that I usually get stuck on.

What were your posts of the week?

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Thank you SO much for the mention!!! ✨✨✨