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What were the biggest problems you faced when you started learning web development?

I would like to know how was your learning experience as a beginner.

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@fryskungenMay 16.2023 — I have over a couple of years re-educated myself from being a cool dude in a freezer-warehouse to becoming a full-stack system developer.

I started off with udemy courses on web-development during evenings after work. I tried many different languages and basically did the "ground course" in html/css/javascript/Go/python with not much focus on either one. I enjoyed it but didnt do much with it.
What I found the hardest was the confidence to actually build something real. When I decided I wanted more than a hobby - to take "programming" to a professional level the hardest thing was motivating taking time away from family (wife and 2 young kids at the time) without being sure I actually was learning valuable things (try googling "what is the best program language to learn).
I ended up jumping on a focused "school" course to give myself the confidence and a proven roadmap, to know I was learning things that mattered to someone that might want to hire me eventually.
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@SempervivumMay 18.2023 — I started my career as a programmer, Assembler, C(++), Pascal, TCL/TK, AWK. When moving to web development learning Javascript and PHP was fairly easy as the basics are the same ( variables, control structures etc.).
However I struggled with the markup languages HTML and CSS as there where so many restrictions: None of the features mentioned above were available. And additionally there were only two tools for layouting: Tables and float. However in the course of time flex and grid got available which made layouting easy and I acclimatized to the limitations of HTML and CSS. Now we are friends too.
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@themolitorMay 22.2023(updated) — Great topic @OscarGarri! Did you mean for this to be posted as a bounty? Unless you need an urgent response for this topic, it's probably best to start conversations like this in the Community section. Happy to move this conversation over there for you if you like. 👍
@OscarGarriauthorHello! I did not know this was not the place for this kind of questions. Could you please move this conversation into the other section? Thanks!May 23.2023
@themolitorUpdated 👍May 24.2023


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