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Finally Letting Go of Tutorial Hell

vicradon profile image Osinachi Chukwujama ・Updated on ・2 min read

Ever since I realized that web developers would have to figure out a lot of stuff on their own, I've let go of blind tutorial consumption. These days, I try to build projects entirely on my own. Even if I have to battle with bugs for days. There's an awesome feeling that comes with bringing a project into some level of completion.

What I've been working on

Basically, since I've learned a lot of JS, I felt that I should move unto React. But then, that's just an evil voice in this head of mine. Another voice tells me to build up to 20 projects using vanilla everything. I signed up for 30 days 30 sites and Daily UI. They weren't successfully done. Mostly because of school work and code fatigue.

Anyways. I went back to an old tutorial project and decided to rebuild it from scratch. Though I didn't eventually do it all from my head. I learned even more things on my own and added more features to the web app. It's basically a color guessing game. Where you have to guess a color given its RGB values. It's hosted here on a GitHub page.

I really want to work on more, real projects in the future. Preferably with other developers. I also want to start contributing to open source. Although that seems really big right now. Maybe one day, I'd have a story to tell about my developer journey. [Edit: I finally have a story to tell here] You can check out the code of the color guessing game here.

Edit

Seeing this post, It makes me reflect on my growth in the past year. Consistency still stands as the best way to grow.

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Erik W

great post, I've been feeling the same way. after a while you start to hone your interests and topics into such a specific hodgepodge that you realize there really isn't any tutorial for what you want to do, and if there was, you'd be the only one interested in it

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Osinachi Chukwujama Author

Yeah
Most real projects have no tutorial because it's usually a combination of a lot of other smaller things.

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James Lau

Thanks for the quick inspirational post. I too have been stuck in tutorial hell (Udemy, LinkedIn, Frontend Masters). I to have been slowly moving away from just learning to actually doing. It's the best way to learn really.

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Scott Hannen

I struggle with this stuff too. I have a hard time getting motivated to work on anything that isn't real. After a while it starts to feel like a hobby instead of a job, when I really want it to be both at the same time.

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Arun Kumar

Precisely.... Search "angular tutorial" and just see the ocean of results... It's nightmare

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dejvid98

Ah the ColT Steele's web dev bootcamp course. I actuallt built basic version of this color guessing game, but I really like your advanced version. Keep uo with good work and best of luck

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JSn1nj4β€β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

Have you checked out this repo? It could be a good way to get started.

github.com/MunGell/awesome-for-beg...

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Ebenezer Oladutemu

I totally relate mehnnn. Great job on the game too!😁

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Angela Whisnant

Inspirational! Just starting that 30 Day challenge. Did your clock hands move? Mine didn’t and it took hours for me to figure out that I used single quotes but should have used apostrophes....

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Osinachi Chukwujama Author

That was part of the challenge? I haven't seen any like that.