re: How to escape from Tutorial Hell and never come back VIEW POST


It is bizarre for me to understand the mindset of someone getting stuck watching tutorials and never progressing since this never happened to me. Probably since when I started a decade ago we couldn't binge-watch video tutorials you just had to build it and bang your head against the wall until you were complete.

I have an application I get mentees to build and I've noticed when they hit the hard bits they go off and start watching video tutorials instead of trying to solve the problem in front of them and days later they are now following video tutorials and completely unrelated to the project.

Another thing I've stopped doing is pair programming with them giving them instructional steps because they just blindly follow your steps. Banging your head against problems until you solve them is what you have to do, and it looks like people find any way possible to avoid that experience.

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