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Discussion on: Newbie Developers, Don’t trust those Tutorials.

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I believe I have found the missing piece in my self-study-to-professional puzzle! Thank you for this article.

But still: tutorials are great--as a starting point.

I think when one has the basic and intermediate skills and understanding down pat, they can start with open source projects and build their portfolio from there.

Even so, maybe finding a bootcamp course that covers full-stack or a tutorial covering back-end/database programming in addition to front-end may suffice.

In the end, the student must understand how everything is put together, how things could possibly fall apart, take the app down, build it back up, etc.

I absolutely agree with you on the networking aspect: go to meetups, participate in discussions, ask questions, and write down your progress.

Again, excellent article-- thank you for writing this.