What advice would you give to someone new to coding?
katyadee (1127)

In the spirit of our new ask features...

  • What advice would you give to a newbie?
  • And what advice do you wish someone had given you?
  • What advice would you give me, personally?
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moudy (82)

What advice would you give to a newbie?

Alternate learning by doing (working on a small project) and learning by reading (like reading a book on a programming language). Both have value, especially if you are deliberate about which one you are doing.

And what advice do you wish someone had given you?

Sometimes documentation is lacking. If you are using a library or framework and you are having trouble understanding how to use it, don't hesitate to read the actual code.

What advice would you give me, personally?

Think of a small thing you could make that brings you joy. For example, I made a program that would scrape a webpage daily to check if a specific shirt in my size was back in stock (and then text me using the twillio API when it was). I forgot about it and was so excited when I finally got that text!

katyadee (1127)

@moudy That project sounds so cool T_T

katyadee (1127)

@moudy BTW, this is all great advice - thank you, Moudy!

katyadee (1127)

@vvc Lol, thank you for sharing!