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Discussion on: Escaping tutorial purgatory as a new developer

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George Offley

I was trapped in this for a long time. The hardest concept for me to wrap my head around is to come up with a goal and use code to accomplish that goal, without a tutorial to guide me. I would say for anyone staring at a screen unable to move without a tut to guide them, start by looking for a small goal. Print a giant "F" with hashtags using your chosen language. Look for an api that looks cool to you and write out some requests. Anything to break you out of the mindset of being unable to do anything on your own, and just choose a goal and use code to make it happen.