April 11, 2018

JMS317: The Military Approach to Learning How to Code

I got this YouTube comment from Raul:

“I cant thank you enough for this video. I’ve been a long time listener for your show on and off for around 3 years now, and I’ve been learning web development during that time. Back then It was struggle just to get to grips with CSS let alone JS or PHP, but I’ve always loved the idea of being a freelancer and I watched a lot of your early videos that gave basic principal tips on freelancing that I should have been applying . I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on online courses over the years because I fell into a shiny object [syndrome] and I became convinced that “If i buy just one more course” then I’ll be good to go. I never touched most of those courses. I got to the point where I burned myself out trying to learn a lot of things that really had no relevance to what I should have been learning which was my full stack. As a result I had to take a year break from coding just to see if my efforts in a different field would work out better for me. Things didn’t work out there, but at the beginning of this year I saw your is php dead video and that video gave me the jump start I needed to get back into coding. I already had rob Percivals web dev course so I told myself F*** it let me give this course a shot, but I knew I had to do things different this time so now I’m doing my best to apply the “slow is smooth smooth is fast” approach you described to coding and its been night and day. Now im in the PHP section and while its by no means easy, it doesn’t feel as hard as it did years ago. Thank you for all that you do John, I would not be where I am now without your videos.”

This is my response:


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2 Comments on “JMS317: The Military Approach to Learning How to Code

April 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm

absolutely! good to know! txs for sharing.

John Morris
April 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm

No problem!


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