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InHuOfficial • Edited on

Well you already have a leg up over some Devs, you are writing about it!

Keep writing about your progress, I wish I had written about things when I started coding, it helps you retain knowledge and learn things much quicker.

This is because you don't want to make mistakes in what you write (if you can avoid it) so you research and learn things better, and if you do make mistakes people will come along and correct you (normally politely) so you learn from that too!

Welcome to DEV, I hope we see more articles from you and good luck on your journey!

Oh and don't be intimidated by becoming a developer, even us who have been at it for years barely know anything, we just learned how to Google well! 🤣

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Arnold Ho Author

Thanks @inhuofficial for your kind words! I wasn't actually expecting anyone to read or comment on this but I'm floored with the community spirit of Devs! This is part of the reason why I wanted to make this switch :)

I have decided to write my journey down mainly because I think the past me would have benefited from reading this. But also I was inspired by this blog that my friend sent me: swyx.io/learn-in-public/ by Swyx about learning in public which is largely about what you just mentioned!

It would also be nice to have a public journal to look back to in the future to remind myself (hopefully) of how far I've gone!

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InHuOfficial

It is great for the record of what you have achieved, great for learning, that article covers it well.

And you are right, there are hundreds of devs just starting out, reading what others are doing well on (and struggling with, don't be afraid of sharing difficulties / failures) really helps.

Looking forward to seeing your next article!

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Siddharth

Keeping a journal is a great idea. I have kept one for some time and it's really nice to look back at your entries

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Arnold Ho Author

Thanks Siddharth! I can't wait to look back at my entries in a years time!