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5 things you need to do as a new developer

pascavld profile image Pasca Vlad Originally published at vladpasca.hashnode.dev ・2 min read

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1. You need start now

The best time to start is now. You don't need to have everything figured out in the beginning.

Just start and your path will become clear as you make progress.

2. You need to be consistent

Don't code 4 hours in one day and then 0 hours for the rest of the week.

Instead code for one hour everyday.

You can code for as little as 15 minutes everyday but try to be as consistent as you can.

3. You need to build projects

Your job as a developer is not to complete courses/tutorials.

You need to build something.

Yes, your first project will be really bad. You don't even need to finish it. Just build something.

4. You need to join a community

This is the best thing you can do in the beginning. Why?

You connect with people that have the same passion as you.

You'll be more motivated to code every day.

Bonus points if you document your journey.

5. You need to code along when using a course/tutorial

You learn nothing just by watching a video.

You need to code yourself. Play around with the concepts you learned. Build some small projects.

Practice makes perfect.

Conclusion

I hope found this useful and if you did please let me know. If you have any question feel free to DM me on Twitter .

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