The essential steps when learning to code

The pivot continues:

As I continue to increase the velocity away from the world of SEO, content marketing, linkbaiting and fake news consultant to large media organisations, I get ever closer to Planet Code. I discover there are a few steps in the “learning to code”, journey..

Relating to learning a framework or programming language it goes like this.

1. I have no idea what the hell is going on, this stuff is complete voodoo and those who make it work are genius.

2. Learning this stuff is so hard my brain is being trampled on by a stampede of overweight orangutangs.

3. Watching Netflix and playing is far easier than learning javascript.

4. What the hell, I just coded something and it did the something I wanted the something to do. I have entered the garden of heavenly cool people.

5. This framework/language is amazing, I just found out it could do stuff in ways I never even knew stuff could be done.

6. This framework is absolute garbage, I just found out the creator is no longer updating it and has emigrated to an ashram in Thailand, leaving holes in the framework.

7. You then find out a Google Firebase, dbase cannot be searched, erm…. (it can but you have to go to Burning Man to do a 36 hour shamanic dance and suffer involuntary celibacy)

8. You lick your lips at the React vs Vue debate and resist the temptation to tap the primal brains of innocent coders for links.

9.You master, Webpack, Babel, SASS, Vue CLI, Bootstrap, Materilize, Firestore cloud functions, ES16, mongoDB…etc and then you forget why you were learning all this stuff in the first place.

10. You buy a small farm in Cornwall, and grow goats.

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