I like following Noopcat on twitch. It is nice to watch someone excel and talk through their areas of expertise. I tried live coding and trying to learn something and it felt a little hard and painful to do. I might reconsider doing this some time or maybe finding some new people to follow.
I think I had to learn to approach this way of learning differently.
I see PluralSight, Udemy, etc, videos as a traditional way of learning. I view it as a lecture that I must focus and follow. There is nothing wrong with that, but I don't feel that same pressure with streaming. I think it introduces a more passive way of learning.
I listen to the banter like a background radio as I code. When something perks my ears up, I switch over. I'm not on top of everything that happens on stream, there are much better programmers there than I, but there's always a topic that catches my interest.
If nothing else (especially because I'm a lone full stack programmer).. I get to keep my ear to ground of what's going on out there. It's so easy to get gridlocked into our environment.
By the way, checked out Noopcat and will follow! Thanks!!
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