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Discussion on: Escaping tutorial purgatory as a new developer

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Ben Halpern

Yes. I've observed this behavior a lot, but haven't seen it articulated so well.

For what it's worth, I'd say I've always had the opposite instinct, of trying things without carefully following the tutorials. From either direction, I think there is definitely a sweet spot in terms of each type of learning/doing.

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Tony Mastrorio Author

Thanks, Ben! Agreed regarding the sweet spot, and it's probably a little different for everyone.

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Juan Fernandes

See when I first started I was the same, tried things first until I got stuck. Not sure when that stopped.