1. Start a blog
You can also create your own custom blogging platform and post it there so that you can earn revenue through ads while making money off your readers’ traffic; this will help motivate you to continue writing quality content so that they keep coming back! Writing will not only help you learn more, but it will also allow you to teach others. This is one of the best ways to get started in any programming language orcomputer science field because it gives you the opportunity to learn new things as well as pass them on to others.
2. Make small projects
You’re probably wondering what the best way to learn is, but if it were up to me, I would HIGHLY recommend making small projects and learning from them. This is an excellent way for beginners or intermediate-level programmers to get their feet wet before taking on more complex tasks.
3. Find your style
There are numerous ways for programmers to develop their own styles; some prefer more structured approaches, while others prefer more creative approaches. Here are just a few examples:
- Find something that works for you—and stick with it! If a particular concept/methodology doesn’t work well for you or if other developers tell you not to use it (or even scoff at the idea of it), then don’t worry about changing it now; instead, continue working with what works best for “YOUR” needs!
Make sure your coding(code) style is easy-to-read and easy to maintain because the project’s codebase may become complex over time and you may find it difficult to read your own code, let alone the other developers, so make sure your code is easy to read, with consistent indentation, line breaks, and formatting.
Keep your coding style simple. Some developers enjoy using very long variable and function names, which can be great for readability but may also cause confusion among readers. A simple rule of thumb: if you’re writing code that someone else will see after you’ve written it, keep things as super-readable, concise, and understandable as possible.
Be consistent. Inconsistency is the one thing that can make a developer go bonkers. The worst part of inconsistent code is that it breaks in subtle ways that are challenging to debug. For example, how would you determine which condition in an if statement with multiple conditions should be fulfilled if you forgot to include an else block? You don’t! The solution is straightforward: test everything. If there is a bug in your code, you most likely forgot to do something else in your codebase. Therefore, be very consistent and concentrate on solving one problem at a time. Don’t try to jump into multiple issues and problems all at once!
Additionally, you should make an effort to learn as much as you can from the codebase(s) of other developers—this will help you develop your skills because you may learn new concepts or topics that will directly help you advance your coding skills.
5. Experiment with different coding environments
When it comes to learning programming languages, there is no right or wrong way; however, some people prefer having all the bells and whistles at their fingertips, while others just want something simple enough so they can concentrate on learning new tricks without getting bogged down in unnecessary features. If you fit into this latter category, I highly suggest taking a look at any one of these three well-liked and fantastic IDEs: Visual Studio Code,Brackets, or Atom by GitHub.
6. Check free tutorials and videos on YouTube
7. Have a mentor
Mentors are important for learning and can help you with problems you can’t solve on your own. They may be able to spot areas in which you need more practice or guidance, whether it’s learning how to use a certain tool or technique, or how to approach a specific problem. A mentor will also help ensure that you’re developing the skills necessary for a career in software development—and they’ll make this process more fun!
When it comes to developing one’s own sense of self-confidence, mentors can be a great resource. Being surrounded by knowledgeable + like-minded people instills a sense of comfort and confidence in the knowledge that others have faced similar situations and can be relied upon for support, which in turn helps you feel more confident.
8. Communicate with other developers
9. Mind the latest trends in web development and JS frameworks
If you don’t understand something (new terms or concepts), ALWAYS ask someone who does!
You need to keep yourself motivated by trying different things
Learning a new skill is difficult, and it can be especially hard if you don’t have a lot of motivation. You need to find a way to keep yourself motivated by trying different things.
- Try to make it fun! If you enjoy learning about something then chances are that will help your motivation levels stay high as well.
- Try to find interesting ways to practice what you’ve learned so that when it’s time to use it, there’s some enjoyment involved in the task at hand.