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Discussion on: HTML, CSS & JS are not enough (esp if you plan to be a independent dev)

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Sebastian

Great overview πŸ‘. I know how I felt as a beginning web dev some 20 years ago. Back then there were hardly any tutorials, so we had to learn from scratch. It was hard but had the advantage of really learning things from a holistic perspective: creating simple pages locally, generating dynamic pages, configuring the web server, running multiple servers, etc.

Noawadays when I teach beginners or "junior" devs (I don't like the term), one thing I keep telling them is: Do not stop at solving single problems, always see the bigger picture.

But grasping that bigger picture is harder than you might think. There are plenty of tutorials online dealing with certain problems. Getting the whole perspective (as you exemplified in your post) is something that needs a systematic approach. And those can hardly be learned through tutorials.

So, where can you get a systematic overview of your field? You can opt for books, courses or, even better, pet projects in a larger team of seasoned and new developers. As long as these deal with more than single problems, and connect the dots, you are likely to get a fair insight into the global picture.

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Muhimen

I am not even 20 years old. πŸ˜‘

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Sebastian

You'll get there πŸ€ͺ Imagine all the great experience you can make until then. πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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Muhimen

Perhaps, after 20 years I will write something similar like you did. "I didn't have {something} back then. The only way I could learn was youtube tutorials. " πŸ˜…

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Mohammed Imtiyaz

Could not stop myself follow you.

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

So true indeed. No amount of courses and tutorials will make you 100% ready, you just have to keep doing it.

20 Years! 😲 You must have seen wordpress being invented πŸ˜‚

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Sebastian

And imagine a life without YouTube πŸ˜… At least my Amazon account is from 2001. Hope they will send a little something for my anniversary next year 🀣

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Saloni Yadav

Gold! Absolute Gold! I can’t imagine where this era of internet will lead us in 20 years to come. But huge respect to you to have seen this internet alert being invented at first place! Sorry I don’t want to make you feel old, just special :P

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Sebastian

I was actually late to the party. But it was quite an experience seeing the web grow and mature.