Want to learn how to code in 2021 but don't know where to start? The process can be intimidating so I decided to make the video I wish I had when I started learning how to code as a self-taught programmer so you can learn to code faster and with less frustration.
If you want a more in depth written guide instead of watching the video, you can read how to learn to code in 2021
- Importance of defining a goal when learning to code, a goal helps you decide where to focus your time and effort
- Best learning path- my advice is to avoid bouncing around all the different resources and instead focus on 1 comprehensive resource like Free Code Camp to learn the basics. Guides that give you a list of 100 courses are worse than useless, they make you question what you are doing. Stick to Free Code Camp and then you can check out some other resources once you've learned the fundamentals
- How long it takes to learn to code - This will depend on several factors I go over in the video, can be anywhere from 3-12+ months
- General tips and advice - Mainly about maintaining motivation and how to mentally handle the struggles that you'll encounter when learning to code on your own
Experienced Developers feel free to leave your own advice if you think I missed something important!