I have been trying to learn to code for a while now, and I have followed your chapters several times, yet something is just not clicking. I can’t seem to get past the wall which is blocking me from opening my mind to the concept of developing.
For instance, I can follow your tutorials and understand each and every line of the code that I read, but give me a blank screen and tell me to write a trigger and ill just look at you with confused eyes until one of us ends up crying!
What did you do to actually code, compared to learning to code i.e that very first time you ever sat down with a clean sheet of paper, and started to write code, how? what was the process and your mindset?
Thanks a lot,
Seriously Missing Something.
Dear Seriously Missing Something,
I actually know exactly how you feel.
I don’t think I wrote a line of code until 300+ pages into Head First Java. And by then, I was wayyyy over my head.
Like you, I remember totally understanding all the concepts and being able to account for each line of code I read. I even did all the trivia questions and practically had the answers memorized. But when it came down to building something from scratch, I was like a fish out of water.
I got back on track by coding and starting very small. Embarrassingly small. It was a quick transition though, because once I had a few small snippets under my belt, the rest came easier. I think there’s just a hump you gotta get through in the beginning.
The hardest part honestly is finding the motivation to actually code. It’s so much easier to read code than to code code. Tell yourself to write just 10 lines of working code a day and move up from there. At some point you’ll finding yourself having so much fun with your proficiency that you’ll code more just for fun. Then you’re off to the races!
Best of luck!
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