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Discussion on: What Advice Would You Give to Your Younger Self?

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Manu

Well, I am 13 yrs old, so technically I'm still young.

One of the things I tell myself is that anyone can code anything. It's not impossible to code. Even if you fail multiple times, and get many bugs in your code, eventually, you will find a solution, no matter what.

Another tip is to be open in trying out new languages. 4 years ago, I was afraid of coding anything other than scratch. (Scratch is not a language, lol) I just didn't want to do anything other than scratch. I was afraid to try other programming languages. I eventually discovered web dev, and now it's one of my favorite things to do.

And my last tip is to join developer forums if you haven't already. Forums like this help me grow.

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Tobias

Respect 😀

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Aaron Reese

Codemasters was two teenage brothers writing games for the ZX Spectrum in their bedroom in the 1980s. Last year they sold the company to EA Games for 1 Billion dollars

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Samuel Roland

Your age is quite impressive! (Happy for you that you will not be blocked you entire life on Scratch...)
Totally agree with the advice to try new languages. At the start, I was afraid of some words like Javascript, algorithms, and PHP, I imagined a lot of complexity and things to learn before being able to understand a bit. And finally, when you start and discover some basics and some first functions and possibilities, all the complexity you could imagine is gone away.
My advice would be to have side projects because you will learn a lot by trying to build new things and the motivation can be higher because you have full control over how you drive your projects, ideas, and choices.
Second advice is to be curious and always search further than other teach you or further their explanations. You learnt by heart some CLI commands ? Why not go deeper to understand what they really do instead of just applying your knowledge ?
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Manu

Yep - I have side projects too! Check out --> smartlist.ga