Am I the only one that is very neutral while learning a new language or framework or whatever it may be? Like cause you have to go through the basics and you’re basically stuck copying what the tutorial, book, video, whatever source tells you to do and the best you can FUCKING do is change a few things. I love learning new stuff don’t get me wrong I love adding tools to my arsenal.

I just don’t know what else I could try to do because it’s new ground but I want to acknowledge I’m learning it by making my own small basic program with what I’ve been showed but there’s not enough to do different stuff and I have to go back to the tutorials and copying and I feel like I’m learning NOTHING it’s just a annoying feeling for me personally idk if anyone feels the same. Am I crazy? Or am I just doing something wrong?

Also to clarify the all caps “FUCKING” was because my phone changed it to ducking and I wanted to make sure autocorrect knew I meant what I meant.

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    I generally start fucking with shit the minute I get what the lesson had me do to work. Sometimes even before that. After all your not truly learning anything til you break something 🤷🏻‍♂️
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    @M1sf3t do you ever feel like you’re not really given enough to work with? And I agree with the breaking it statement
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    @Bubbles occasionally. Usually that means you need to stop what your doing and go find another tutorial though.

    Think of the classroom setting, how much do you retain when your just regurgitating facts and glossary terms vs receiving assignments that make you think critically and apply them yourself.

    Anyone can post a piece of code, tell you to copy it and say you learned something. Tutorials these days are a dime a dozen.
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    @M1sf3t I’ll try a different source then 🤷🏻‍♂️ what’s the worst that can happen.
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    'I do x in language y with these keywords, let's spend hours trying to replicate the same functionality in this new language with very limited knowledge and a lot of google"'
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    @alexbrooklyn well with learning other languages after knowing one well is easy just the only hard part is adjusting to the new development environment and the languages own rules and functionality.
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    @Bubbles probably a good call. Sometimes looking at the length of the tutorial helps.

    If you have two that claim to cover the same information, usually the longer one will have you doing more manual coding and less copy/pasting. Not always but more than not
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    @M1sf3t yeah the lengthier videos also just have a lot more content and explanations so probably the way to go.
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