Freddy Montes

Costa Rica (GMT-6)

Frontend Developer with a graphic design degree. UX/UI and Javascript crafter. More

Learning to code is not an effortless task, but it will pay off.

November 16, 2020

This post was originally posted on my Instagram account.

Learning to code is not an effortless task, but it will pay off.

Here are 6 tips that will help you achieve your goals on your coding journey:

πŸ’‘ Start small and get some early wins. This will keep you motivated, and motivation is very important in learning anything. You don't have to build a full app when you start, a cool "Hello World" will be cool too.

⏰ Set a time every day to practice. Consistency is key because is a way to tell your brain: "we are here to learn something".

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» Find a community. The Internet is for connecting people, there are a ton of people out there that will be ready to help you.

🏠 Create small real projects. If you are learning web, create simple page: header, content, footer, then add a form, then add a video, and so on. You'll be solving minor problems one step at a time.

πŸ”­ Is fine to Google everything. I've been coding for over 15 years and I google things all the time every day.

πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ If you are stuck, go for a walk. I can't tell you how many time I've been stuck with a problem for hours and a 15m help me to fix it faster. The brain needs rest.

Hope you enjoy this tips and let me know in the comments if you apply some or have any for us. #webdevelopment #learning #codenewbie #100daysofcode #programming #programmer

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