Well that's it! I pretty much finished all the Vue JS Mastery courses I wanted to do. I got through all the introductory stuff, and learned a bunch of the intermediate. The main thing I wanted to learn in intermediate was the animations. I didn't think it was useful to go much deeper than that. Otherwise it'll go over my head before I dive in and apply the knowledge I've learned.
I really enjoyed this course. Animations were super fun. As you'll see in the clip above, I was able to create a bunch of simple animations. Even nested animations are covered in the course. I found they are super easy to build and they look great. Even a small animation is enough to make your website or app feel polished.
Now I'll be able to use animations like this for the next exciting thing I do. Speaking of... what's next?
As I mentioned in my live stream, I wanted to learn Vue JS since I need to redo a website already written in Vue JS. So the first thing I'll be doing (and have been doing) is putting the knowledge I learned to work. I've been going through the website code, changing it up, adding new pieces of information, and understanding how the original developer put the code together.
It's a great experience to take what you've done and use it. But it's not necessarily easy. You aren't just going to learn something and instantly be a pro at it. There's lots of practice involved. Trials and errors. You'll notice even in my short video above I talked through a really simple error I made. Missing out on a semi colon meant I didn't have the animation done correctly. Sure, the website didn't break. But it didn't work as I intended it.
Luckily, I have lots of friends, colleagues, and people in my live streams to help me out. In fact, if you're struggling with programming, definitely find a buddy. Meetup groups, online forums, Twitch streams, and even Discord communities are places you can find like-minded people who are willing to help.
Lastly, I hope my story is encouraging you to get out there and give it a go. Find something you're passionate about. Something that sticks. Something which resonates with you. And then just go for it. The first step is the hardest and I encourage you to take it!