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phat-lasagna802231dI don't wanna detract from your rant or anything, but I feel its kind of fun teaching other people how to code. I'm thankful for all the people who have helped my dumbass, so I feel like I gotta pay it forward whenever I can. Plus, learning directly from another person is definitely the easiest way to learn things. Also, it's kinda amusing to see their bugs that you have figured out a long long time ago haha.
EmberQuill2933231dPretty common with art, writing, and other creative pursuits too. I'm a developer who also writes as a hobby so I get that from two angles.
"You want to get into it? Then get into it. There is literally nothing stopping you other than yourself."
sudo-woodo951231dI can kinda sympathize with people asking how to start, shit ain't easy, especially with the internet being saturated with medium-tier trash information shovelled out constantly, with so many different people giving conflicting advice and no ability to tell what's good and what's shit.
I'm also personally prone to analysis paralysis, even if the right decision is to just dive in, sometimes you need an external reason to do it. Hackathons, open-source projects, game jams, whatever it takes to eliminate all the decisions that we don't know how to make like what language or framework to use when we have experience in none.
And as @phat-lasagna said, I also owe a lot to the people who helped me with some of the basics when I was just starting out.