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General Discussion

Thom Meas
Thom Meas
857 Points

So much to remember

For someone new to coding, how long does it take for things to become really familiar? This is like learning a foreign language. What are some studying tips?

2 Answers

I am with you!!! as it turns out....everyone keeps learning and discovering. But i get the impression that after you finish "how to build a website"...thATS A BIG MILESTONE. sorry caps.
Then from there it just gets beter and better and more fun and...omg theres so much more.

Thom Meas
Thom Meas
857 Points

Thanks for the encouragement!!

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,623 Points

Hey Thom,

Hate to break it to you, but there really is no trick other than to just keep doing it. The basics you will remember with a little practice, but the more advanced coding usually is never completely memorized by coders. They make use of various documentation sites (My favorite is the MDN -- the Mozilla Developers Network at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/)

What I have found to be helpful in my code-learning-journey is also making use of some of the free code teaching sites. (Khanacademy & Codecademy) are two I've used. They are a bit more simplistic, but having the same thing shown to you in a different way really helps to remember.

Lately, I've been perusing the forum for a bit before I start the lessons for the day. Reading other's problems and either trying to figure the solution out myself or by reading all the answers and reasons seems to add to my understanding of the hows and whys.

It really is like learning a second, and third, and forth, etc language. But if you're passionate and enjoy it, eventually most of it does stick.

Good Luck. :) Jason

Thom Meas
Thom Meas
857 Points

Eventually, being the key word. Thanks for the encouragement.