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In consistency lies the power

oyincode profile image oyinD ・2 min read

When starting out as a beginner in the world of software development, it is very imperative that you do not lack passion and drive in your pursuit. Many times as software developers, it sometimes happens that we get tired and weary. When times like this come up, the most important thing is that you make tireless effort to keep coding. Just like what Chris Sevillaja, the founder of scotch.io rightly says “Slapping the keyboard until good happens”.

As developers, we have to keep going. I recently read a blog post by Faye Bridge on blog.teamtreehouse.com. She interviewed Chris Dabatos, a web developer who couldn’t afford his own computer. He went on to learn to code with Treehouse during his free time at work. After 3 months of dedication, Chris landed a junior developer position at a processing company. Less than a year after that, Chris became the main developer for the company.

In this interview, Chris was asked to give an advice for students and people who are just learning to code and here is his reply

My #1 piece of advice is to not give up and to not doubt yourself. Know your value. I don’t tell many people this, but I actually signed up for Treehouse 3 months before I began to take it seriously. I decided it would never happen for me so I cancelled. But afterwards, I had this inkling feeling telling me, “Chris, if you don’t go all in and learn how to code, you will regret it forever.” So, I signed up again, went all in, and became a developer in 3 months.

So keep coding people. In consistency lies the power.

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Bernardo

oh man, the hardest thing for me is to watch/read the whole material before getting to the keyboard :p

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oyinD Author

good stuff man.

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Juba Baghdad

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skiilaa

Nice HTML injection try. Don't think dev.to devs are this stupid tho'.

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Juba Baghdad

and why u are angry? calm down, I am just testing your security!

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skiilaa

I'm not angry :)

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Juba Baghdad

no hard feelings bro, R u the owner of this site? or u just a user?

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Arne Mertz

The same goes for blogging. It can be one of the most important tools to build your career if you stick to it. Regular posting makes all the difference.

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oyinD Author

Very true. Thanks for this

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Kyle Galbraith

Great advice here. I think this applies to many things outside of programming as well. Sticking to things will always make you better.

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oyinD Author

that's so true, thanks a lot