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

Software developer and music composer. Founder @ Crucial Human.
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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.