Common mistake beginners make while learning to code, and how to avoid it

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One of the most common mistakes new programmers make - ultimately this will hold you back. If your goal is to get a software engineering / developer / programming job, you need to steer clear of this.

Are you making this mistake (while learning to code)?

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I think there is a definite tendency (speaking from personal experience) where people like to get good enough to know 'what they're doing' - without necessarily exploring 'could I be doing it better'. Then they are jumping onto the next thing that interests them without considering if they had the best implementation in the last thing they learnt.

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