Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code | by Cecily Carver | We’ve moved to freeCodeCamp.org/news | Medium - Deepstash

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code | by Cecily Carver | We’ve moved to freeCodeCamp.org/news | Medium

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  • Coding is a skill like any other. Like language learning, there’s grammar and vocabulary to acquire. 
  • Like math, there are processes to work through specific type...

When you first start learning to code, you’ll very quickly run up against this particular experience: you think you’ve set up everything the way you’re supposed to, you’ve checked and re-checked it...

Someone will always tell you you’re doing it wrong

There are almost always many different approaches to a particular problem, with no single “right way.” A lot of programmers get very good at advocating for their preferred way, but...

“Coding” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and it looks different now from how it used to.

And, funnily enough, the tools and packages and framew...

You need to internalize this: your ability to get good at coding has nothing to do with how well you fit into the various geek subcultures

You’ll hit this wall no matter what “learn to code” program you follow, and the only way to get past it is to persevere. This means you keep trying new things, learning more inform...

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