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Hey beeant. Do you have any tips for anyone learning web development? Also, what are your… - Feed Post from daphatnguyen to beeant

Hey beeant. Do you have any tips for anyone learning web development? Also, what are your thoughts on open source projects?
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  • beeant
    Learn by doing. Start any project and keep on improving it.

    Open source projects, they're amazing! Without open source we might not have facebook, twitter, youtube, google, japaneseclass, etc
  • daphatnguyen
    Coolio, thanks beeant!
  • FelliVox
    One thing I'd recommend you is carrying a small notepad (with a pen, of course) or have an easily accessible note taking app on your phone. Use that to write down every idea you might have, however minor it would seem.

    I've been doing that for the past two years and I've written down a ton of ideas, most of them ridiculous or nearly impossible to realise, but some of them can be accomplished using a good dose of effort. I regret not doing it earlier because I remember having even more ideas when I was younger, ideas which are now forever lost.

    Most people don't realise that even if they are not particularly creative or imaginative they will still have some ideas that are worth putting effort into. In my case, I'm now able to realise some of the ideas that came to me a year ago because I started to pursue coding seriously. Some of the game ideas, app ideas and website ideas, are now open to me. I'm actually having a problem deciding what to do next, what project to pursue. But it's a hell of a lot better than not having any ideas at all.

    But yeah, when it comes to coding, you learn much more when you actually get to the process of creating something. Precisely because you don't know how to do something will you go out of your way to learn how to do it (but be sure to at least learn the basics first, you still need a good basic understanding of how the language you are trying to learn works before trying to do something or you'll just get frustrated by the simplest of things).

    Also, I'm sorry. I have a predisposition to creating walls of text.