Great post! After reading it I just wanted to add a couple things from my own experience:
1) Forget tutorials like you said but get good at reading documentation. It might seem like the 2 are related but reading docs effectively can be a difference maker.
2) Sign up for weekly newsletters in your preferred dev area. Can't stress how important this was for me. Js Weekly, Node Weekly, React Weekly, Smash magazine, etc. You get so many amazing things in a concise package every week.
3) Leverage, leverage, leverage. Leverage the immense reusability of the modern web dev world. Don't forget to learn things from scratch that are important to you but after that, leverage.
Yes for sure, how to read docs is very important. If one notice that the docs are thin in some places it's a great place to start contributing to open-source!
I've never actually signed up for any newsletters other than the ones I get automatically from places like this Dev / Medium it's interesting that those helped you
Also very good tip, I think it's more close to how software engineers work, services like Contentful, firebase, aws got so much pre-built so leveraging those can be really productive. It's just as good to mention to future employers as some library.
Thanks for reading and your input! 😁
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