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7 Tips our Developers recommend to Newbie Devs

EmilyCook321
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Today is World Youth Skills Day so we want to celebrate young people’s access to training and career opportunities by providing some inspiration for anyone interested in working in tech.

We asked our developers, product managers and even our CEO about the resources that sparked their interest in tech and helped to hone their skills; here are their recommendations.

Practise this
If you have 30 minutes a day, try completing a few exercises on FreeCodeCamp. This is a great way to learn to code in bitesize amounts of time.

Try this 💡
A good starting point are the Hello World courses on Codecademy, which helps with learning tooling set-up and understanding how things work in that language. You can also test your knowledge by modifying the code and adding other statements.

Get stuck into this 💻
A slightly more advanced course for learning frontend development is ToDoMVC, which also has a lot of other examples for each tech stack.

Build this 👾
Learning by doing is the best method which this C# Unity Game 3D course from gamedev.tv definitely will help you to do so.

Read this 📚
Clean Code is the classic book written by Uncle Bob, otherwise known as Robert Cecil Martin, who epitomizes the concept of clean code. From a product perspective, check out Lean Product Playbook.

Watch this 📺
Silicon Valley (HBO); our co-founder, Matthias Allmendinger, recommends this series as it sparked the entrepreneurial spirit that brought Taxdoo to life.

Eat this 🍱
Sushi. Ok, just kidding. Although our developers do love a good Bento box, feel free to pick your favourite brain food for learning to code. Happy hacking doesn’t happen on an empty stomach!

We hope this list was helpful! It is, of course, by no means complete- what else would you recommend for budding developers?

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Please note: none of these posts are paid endorsements and are solely recommendations from individual colleagues at Taxdoo.

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Rafael Osipov • Edited

My advice: get registered on codewars.com and solve katas. As you solved kata, check what others did to solve the same task.

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EmilyCook321 Author • Edited

Also a good tip! I will need to check out codewars. :)

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Rafael Osipov

Also, check this repository: github.com/cdefgah/awesome

It is not only for junior devs, and contains a lot of valuable information.

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EmilyCook321 Author

Thank you for the tip- it's always helpful to read someone else's code in terms of learning. :)

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Rafael Osipov

That repository contains links to educational materials and tools, suitable for developers with any level of experience.

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Mario Golik

I think that for beginners I would recommend two channels with a clear conscience =>
{
youtube.com/c/TraversyMedia/videos
youtube.com/c/TheNetNinja/videos
};

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EmilyCook321 Author

Nice one, Mario! Indeed, Traversy Media is a classic however The Net Ninja is new to me. Thanks for sharing :)

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Mario Golik

You are welcome Emily ;-) Best regards and Keep on coding 💻🌪

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EmilyCook321 Author

For sure!👩‍💻 🎉

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Madison Tift

I really enjoyed the JS30 challenges when I was starting out. These projects are a little more fun than the typical free offerings and increase nicely in complexity. javascript30.com/

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EmilyCook321 Author

Cool! These sound like a good way to gradually increase the learning curve. Thanks for sharing, Madison!