re: Overcoming the Tutorial Gap and Making Your Own Software VIEW POST


I love me a good tutorial but you're right -- it's easy to finish one and not be able to recreate most of it on your own. A couple of thoughts on making tutorials more worthwhile:

  1. Rather than coding along, watch them do it, take notes, and then try to recreate the end result using the vid/tutorial as little as possible.
  2. Take tutorials that are a couple of years old. I'm going through a PluralSight course on using the Google Maps API right now. It's from 2013, so while a lot still applies, there are lots of little syntactical things I've had to change to make the app work. Definitely makes it sink in more!
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