- Spend 1-2 hours learning whether that be from videos or online tutorials
- Build small projects
- Socialise with fellow developers across the globe via social media
- Ask for advice! Don't be ashamed to admit you need some help.
I need to find a quiet spot somewhere and just read, read and read.
Freecodecamp - Learn to code. Build projects. Earn certifications as they put it. There have been many developers that have started off and gone through Freecodecamp learning & progressing which has resulted in being employed! There are quite a few inspirational stories on there that you can read about. This is another resource/platform that I started off with and never really kept the momentum up, that will change this year. I want those certifications!
So yeah, don't pile loads of resources on yourself which I have done in the past which has resulted in not learning properly or grasping stuff. Pick a training course and complete that & complete any exercises. Do not jump from one course to another, you'll only end up confusing yourself and find it difficult to learn.
The resources that I have mentioned are the main ones that I will stick to, firstly I need to get through the courses from Wes Bos and read that book. Don't be glued to the computer for hours and hours, it's important to take breaks and keep yourself fresh. Otherwise, you'll end up spending hours and hours on a task which you would normally complete within minutes, it's happened to us all.
- Take regular breaks
- Spend 1-2 hours per day learning
- Read, whether it's a book or online articles
- Take part in coding challenges
- Stay focussed and remember the end goal
- Build momentum & confidence
Thank you for taking the time in reading my article, I've recently started blogging and still new to it - so go easy on me haha!