DEV Community

Discussion on: Going from Intermediate to Advanced Coding Skills: Changing the way I'm learning to code

Collapse
nztimkeegan_6 profile image
Tim Keegan

Personally as I've grown more confident (and hopefully also more competent) I have found hello world / build a blog site / simple cars API -type examples to be less useful.

Recently I have started looking at code in open source projects and trying to make sense of what is happening. Seeing how real people write real code that does a real job is ... real useful ;)

My ambition for the next 6 months is to find a project that I am using and understand it well enough that I can make my first open source contribution.

In my work life my team started doing code reviews about 6 months ago. I have learned more from reviewing code and having my code reviewed than in all the books and blogs I read in the 6 months prior. If you can find someone who you trust to look at your work and give you constructive feedback I'd encourage you to go for it!

Collapse
daveskull81 profile image
dAVE Inden Author

That's really awesome you are diving into code of projects you use to eventually contribute to them. That seems like a great way to learn more. Like you said, seeing real world code helps a lot.
I agree that having code reviewed can help the learning process a lot. I've had the opportunity to discuss code with others in the past and it has helped tremendously. I'm hopeful to get the chance to do that again.