At the beginning of June 2020 I started taking a Udemy course on “Web Development 2.0 by Rob P.“. I have “some” coding skills but they were very weak and not developed much, so I started this course and in doing so it was confusing to find a path. I just picked one with lessons that appealed to me, in the course I am taking it starts with very simple lines of codes and then you continually add more.
I typically do about 10-30 minutes per day of the courses, this gets me about 2-3 lessons as they are set up. After I am done Ill usually read more about what I have learned and watch YouTube videos about it too. I think I spend about 2 hours on average per day obsessing over this code, its very fun. The most fun thing is when you have done a few lessons and the instructor is going to show you a new thing but before challenges you to make it on your own first. If you can sit down and complete the challenge before shown a way how it’s very rewarding and you learn so much more doing on your own.
The entire course is 30+ hour’s, Im down to about 21 hrs done. After this course I plan to make a few WordPress plugins, very simple ones and customize my sites to my liking a bit more. I expect to be doing quite a few more courses after, I have already bought more due to Udemy’s constant low price offers each day almost. You are not going be a master, but it teaches you the very basics, like HTML is super basic. After doing that course I tried some quiz’s on other sites for HTML5 and realized I didn’t know crap about that newer stuff. Pretty much I adopted the notion I will need to do much more learning after, but you get lots of valuable lessons and a path.
Another great benefit is learning to code on all kinds of different editors, I am using Sublime Text 3 (free or pay to remove nag/support) as my main editor that I paid $80 for 3 years to show support. I also like free editors Brackets and VS Code too. I have added some packages to Sublime to help me shortcut better. Learning to move around these editors is a skill in itself. May have gotten ahead of myself and bought PHP Storm too, this is an IDE and I am no expert on it. I have multiple live servers due to current sites, xampp already but I have a habit of going deep when I am really into stuff.
I like the lessons so far, I read that the Python section is an older version v2 and the newer v3 has been out so thats the only thing I looking out for.