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What advice would you give to someone new to coding?
katyadee (819)

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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Zavexeon (202)

My advice

  • Start with an easy to learn language with simple syntax, such as Python or Ruby. Then you can apply the basic concepts you learned from those to a more complex language such as Rust, JS, etc.
  • Read documentation. For example it could help you understand how a function/method works, and why you would use it.
  • Code every day. This sounds like a lot, but it really isn't. Take 15 minutes to make a simple program, or maybe use that time to work on a larger more complex project. Try new things, see what works best, looks the nicest, is the most efficient, etc.
  • If you need help with coding, don't be afraid to ask. But do not just copy code, make sure you understand how it works first.
  • Learn "relevant" languages. Try to learn languages that are becoming more and more popular and avoid ones that are becoming deprecated.

Advice I wished I had gotten

  • Commentate your code.
  • Understand fully how a snippet of code works.
  • More stuff I can't think of right now.

Advice for you

  • Everything above, there's not much more advice I have. :/