Ok but why do you ask? Well this is a story about how my life was turned upside down. And I liked to take a minute and just sit down. I’m telling you how I became the prince of a city … oh wait, that’s different.
At the beginning
The hardest part of starting up is deciding to start, of course the really hard part is after you’ve made up your mind to move on! For me that means different learning methods, not just one. I’ve used books, YouTube, self-directed learning, teacher lead learning, and the real game changer this time around was the projects! More on projects and resources later in the post.
A couple of other things that I discovered this time:
- IIt’s okay to learn the basics more than once.
- The more you learn the basics, the more they sink into it
- Once you’ve learned it, the next time you can learn it with context. That is, you learned the principle for the first time, this time you will learn the practical side of it
- L.Earning a code can lead to rabbit holes.
- Now you need to learn how to use VS Code (or your favorite text editor).
- GitHub give you access to free “pages” (think websites) with your free GitHub account.
- To use them effectively GitHub pages you should learn Discount language
- Really understanding and using GitHub is practical to learn Git (the language)
- Soooo many rabbit holes …
I know it’s shocking, but I’m not a great book reader 🤯. That being said, I read this book from start to finish and found it fun, sarcastic, and informative with the added bonus of exercises and records.
Other books you might find helpful, like me:
Other YouTube channels you might find helpful.
- Scrimba – Good content for JS, HTML, CSS and projects
- Florin Pop – Some good content, I’ve been following his $ 0- $ 100K challenge
- Code with Ania Kubow – Lots of different content includes JS (even a video to create Mario in JS)
- Code with Leanne – One of the two behind the Scrimba Weekly Dev Challenge (more on this)
- dcode – Lots of tutorials in JS, HTML & CSS
- Alan Simpson – I’ve attended some of Alan’s online courses, great teacher – this is his channel
- Anna Lytical – Coding with a side of Drag Queen Sass!
- Colby Fayock – Got some good web dev stuff here
- Colt Steele – Good general all round coding page with some JS, HTML, CSS
- The web ninja – good content great name 🙂
- DevPool – To be honest, mostly because of the name, but also some helpful content
These are some courses that I have taken or are attending that are online and are a mix of self study and teacher guidance. I really prefer the instructor, which is preferred to self-study. And if I had a choice, I like it synchronous Version where there is a real class being taught every week somewhere in the world and you are only attending that class virtually at that time. I’ve taken courses LinkedIn learning, Udemy, ed2go, Scrimba, and Frame TV. These were a mix of paid and free courses. By the way: Did you know that many city libraries offer free access to LinkedIn Learning as part of their library membership? It was an amazing (and completely free) resource for me.
I’m doing this course right now and I really enjoy it. Brad does a great job explaining the basics and then expanding to more real-world examples. The other HUGH bonus is that there are many projects that are part of the class.
Other courses that I have attended or think might be helpful, again a mix of free and paid
You can learn more about it here
Where are we now?
In conclusion, I want to say that I’m not sure where this will take me, but I enjoy it. And as my good buddy John Pierson (@60second revision) always says “Having fun is 73.7% of it” (I may paraphrase a little I think he says No work is ever wasted). And in honor of John, I leave you with another one of my Web Dev Solutions. Long live the doge!
Until next time,
Original Source: https://thebimsider.com/2021/08/27/learning-to-code-js/
Category – BIM