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How I learned to code (my entire coding journey) + some tips for the newbie developers

If you found value in this thread you will most likely enjoy my tweets too so make sure you follow me on Twitter for more information about web development and how to improve as a developer. This article was first published on my Blog

So it all started in September 2020 when I got in high-school

Our teacher introduced us to C++ and I wrote my first Hello World program

I was amazed by how what I wrote in the code editor was displayed on the console

When I got home that day I went on Google and I started learning more about C++ alone

A few months went by and we were at the end of 2019

I already knew some stuff in C++ because I went to a school contest

Just basic stuff like if, else, while, for loops. Things like that

At the end of 2019 I met with my uncle was is a senior web developer

He advised me to learn more about programming on my own

So the next week I started learning Python on my own from Codecamdey

During that week all I did was code, eat and sleep

At that time I realized that I fell in love with coding

Then after a few more months covid hit and suddenly realized that I have a lot of free time that I'm wasting

So what I did was to go on @freeCodeCamp and learn HTML and CSS


Because I realized that I want to build stuff that I can see and I couldn't do that with Python

So I taught myself HTML and CSS, built some projects with them, and one day...

I was on a local subreddit with developers when someone reached out to me and said that they want to hire me

That's when I got my first job as a developers

You can read more about that story here

So that's what I did for the next 3 months

I learned a little bit of JavaScript, Bootstrap and a lot of HTML and CSS

Then in September school started again and I left that job

At the time I decided to take some time off coding and focus on high-school

But after one month we went back home and I once again had too much free time

So I went back and revisit HTML and CSS

I decided to get this book to learn these 2 again and learn JavaScript the right way

P.S: if you want to learn web dev, use this

So that's what I did for the next months until October 22 when I joined Tech Twitter

I joined this community just to document my journey but I soon realized that I love creating content so I started doing that

And from there my entire journey is on my Twitter profile

Right now I'm building projects with JavaScript and I'll soon start learning React

So, as I promised here are some tips for the newbie developers out there

  1. Stay consistent
  2. Choose one resource and stick with that
  3. Learn the fundamentals first
  4. Build projects

The end

I hope found this useful and if you did please let me know. If you have any question feel free to DM me on Twitter .

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