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Discussion on: 10 tips for beginner developers - things I learned by mentoring interns

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Simme

I could not agree more with point 3. I've taken it to such "extremes" that when I instruct a class, I only provide them screenshots of the code examples, to force them to at least copy it by hand if they want to copy, thinking that hopefully adding some additional keystrokes in the target technology at least won't hurt.

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Oh wow. Can I ask where do you instruct?

But I like the idea of creating screenshots instead of giving actual code. It's a forced good and I assume the code snippets aren't so long either. Has it helped?

I'm also planning to make a video about my journey as a freelancer before joining a professional company. I was the kind of guy who just copy-pasted everything together but in the end, didn't really understand what I'm doing.

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Simme

It varies a bit actually, but mostly on companies. I think it helped, though some students have whined about having to type it. 😅