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Discussion on: If you could change one thing about learning to code, what would it be?

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William J.N. Breuer

in a word: documentation

don't get me wrong, in the vast majority it is really incredible and commendable how thoroughly devs document their work, but for total newbies trying to figure out how to join the party, most docs are set up for more advanced understanding.

I'm not necessarily saying this is a bad thing, but I ran into tons of head-scratching in my experience.

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Maria Nguyen

This! I thought I was terrible at reading docs (ok this might still be a little true). Turns out, I was just missing a lot of assumed knowledge.