Before you start to learn to code consider this

Mountain

 

How I thought learning to code would be

  1. I want to learn coding
  2. First I must learn one thing
  3. After learning one thing I learn the next thing
  4. Once I learn all the things I am finished.
  5. I have about 100 things to learn

Reality

  1. I learn the first thing in my “learn to code” plan
  2. After learning the first thing, I learn I must learn three extra things.
  3. I learn the first thing of the extra three things
  4. After learning the first of the three extra things I learn there are three extra things I must learn
  5. I start to learn the first extra thing that I learned I must learn after learning the first extra thing of the group of three things I learned after I learned the first thing I planned on learning.
  6. After learning the first extra thing that I learned I must learn after learning the first extra thing of the group of three things I learned after I learned the first extra thing of the group of three things I learned after I learned the first thing I planned…… I learn there are three extra things I must learn.

This is the reality of learning to code.
Once you make that realisation and can hold it in your head as an independent concept, rather than thinking, “I just need to learn a few bits and bobs, gimme a few days”, then I think you have learned the first lesson.

I’m 9 Months in on spending 3-4 hours a day on average in learning to code apps.

I’ve gone from:

CSS/HTML (update)
Javascript
Bootcamp
Materilize
Vue
Firebase (+nosql dbase)
VueCLI
Vuetify
and currently, Vuex (serious brain ache)
and next is Nuxt and then I am done.

I’m now building SPA’s (single page apps) in the cloud with a decent CRUD back end with which I can use as templates to build various apps. Of course nothing ever gets finished as I grab the next learning fix.
Also there are a quite a few other concepts I want to fully grasp, but I am on track to launch my first public app before the year is up.
That is if I can resist learning AWS, D3.js, Laravel, Mongodb….etc.

This is the journey I am on and I am not getting off till it is done.

Photo by Tory Morrison on Unsplash

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