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Mahesh Patidar
Mahesh Patidar

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I wasted 2 months in tutorial hell๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ซ

As I started learning to code, I was stuck in tutorial hell. It felt like, I am learning a lot of the stuff. I have mastered CSS and JS.

After Creating a lot of projects while watching tutorials. One day I decided to create a project of my own, and the biggest myth busted ๐Ÿ˜ซ.

I came to know that I don't know anything so I started another course and then the same happens until I discovered that I was in tutorial hell.

WTF is Tutorial Hell?

Tutorial hell is when you continuously watch tutorials one after another and you feel like, you are learning a lot of things.

But when you start doing something your own, you found out you're even not able to solve a basic coding problem.

The problem with tutorial hell?

  • You get fake confidence.
  • Fake feeling of growth.

Quote by Albert Einstein -

" insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. "

There is nothing wrong with using tutorials to learn new things. You just need to stop that desire of starting a new tutorial as soon as you finish the one you were working on.

When you complete a tutorial, try to recreate the same code using only your memory. You will probably be stuck in a few things so rewatch/reread and again start the solving problem.

How to Break tutorial hell?

  • Learn the Basics
  • take Proper Notes
  • Start With a Small problem
  • Be consistent
  • Teach others
  • Build Projects

Deep Dive ๐Ÿ‘‡

1. Learn Basics -

Don't try to jump into advanced stuff without learning enough basics.

Core Fundamentals >>>> frameworks

2. take proper Notes -

Notes are the best way to revise your learning because we humans are never able to remember all the things.

Note the key points.

3. Start with a small problem -

Always start with small coding problems, do not try to solve big problems because you get demotivated easily in the beginning.

Coding is all about solving problems so always break your problem into small sub-problem.

4. Be consistent -

Do not try to learn everything in one or two months. be consistent with your learning soon you will see Great results.

5. Teach others -

teaching is the best way to Recalling back what we have learned.

6. Build Projects -

The more you code, The better you become ๐Ÿ’›, Don't just watch the tutorials, practice what you learn.

Conclusion -

If you are able to relate to this article that you are in tutorial hell. Use the given techniques to escape from tutorial hell.

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Top comments (1)

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Trust me, It all depends on the perspective one has on a tutorial. You don't want to be there copying and pasting codes, as long as you're learning and you can even complete the same task on your own it's absolutely okay.
Tutorials do open a view of how other developers implement the same logic in their own ways, and it's even interesting when you both get to solve the same error.
And yes, you're right, one should not just rely on tutorials. That's Code independence๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŠ๐Ÿ‘