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Discussion on: Stop Doing Coding Tutorials

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Devon Campbell Author

From my perspective, it's not wrong. The problem is with doing tutorial after tutorial and following the script to the letter.

There's nothing wrong with jumping into a tutorial to get what you need to apply to a project. There's nothing wrong with going through a single tutorial. (I do it all the time.) The problem happens when you get addicted to that feeling of completing tutorials, so you do nothing but that. It's like building a Lego set with the instructions. It's great that you can follow the instructions, but what if you smash the Hogwarts and the Millennium Falcon sets together? Can you build something cool on your own using what you've learned?

Just don't get caught in the tutorial trap, and you'll be fine.