I came across a great post on the CodeNewbie Community.
If you're a newbie in deep need of self-teaching tips, or just feel like you need to improve on this skills, I highly recommend this post.
Reminder that the CodeNewbie community is a space entirely dedicated to newbie success. It's built DEV's open source software Forem but posts and comments are moderated explicitly with newbies in mind. Check it out if you want a second space to hang out.
Note: We're getting closer to getting Forem Open Source project to general availability with versioned releases for anyone who wants to host a Forem. Stay tuned.