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Have dev tools and boilerplate code prevented you from learning how to code?

I'm curious to know how many devs here, especially junior devs, have had trouble understanding certain programming syntax and/or concepts and if dev tools and scaffolding scripts like create-react-app have had any part in stunting your growth?

For example, some boilerplate scripts write basic HTML blocks for you, but did that prevent you from fully understanding concepts like:

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
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<meta charset="UTF-8">
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David Taylor Jr.

Can't say that it has hindered me any. But a lot of the tutorials I have gone through explain what those types of things are and do so that might be a help.