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raddevus

Nice article and encouragement. I agree with you. Just learning JS is very boring. There's so much in languages like JS that you can just spend all of your time focusing on the language and never really producing something. But learning JS as a part of building a software product is far more exciting. This is why a lot of people who come to programming end up leaving it, I think. They learn all of these JS algorithms and control structures and nifty stuff, but never get the chance to build an app.
Volume 1 of my book, Learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript Launch You Dev Career makes sure you focus on building apps immediately. In my upcoming volume 2 we begin building an Emoji manager app (which I wrote about here on dev.to).

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Ashley

Wow, you wrote a book? That’s incredible and I’m very proud of you. And I totally agree, a lot of people get to JavaScript, get frustrated, and quit. I know that I almost did.
I am going to check out your book. πŸ˜ƒ

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Also, I'm happy to provide you with a free copy of my book if you'll review it on amazon. Let me know and I'll send you a DM here on dev.to with a link to the PDF, EPUB, or MOBI file. Also, your review can be completely honest. Hopefully you'll be able to give me at least 3 stars but even if you only think it is a 1 star it's fine. Follow me here on dev.to if you want the link because otherwise I won't be able to DM you. Thanks 😊

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Ashley

Heck yeah, I would love to read your book! And I would give you an honest review.

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raddevus

Thanks so much I sent the link to you in Chat.

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raddevus

Thanks for your encouragement. I really appreciate it. Writing is a great way to solidify the knowledge that you have and to discover which parts you understand and which parts are more hazy. It's a great learning process.

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Ashley

I agree Raddevus. Writing these articles here is my way to learning and connecting with great programmers. This is huge for me because I do not have a mentor, however, I am learning great things and advice from people like you. Thank you so much for this comment.