How to escape tutorial hell with actionable steps

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What is tutorial hell?

When you take tutorials after tutorials and never build something on your own you are stuck in the tutorial hell.

Here is how you can escape it

1. Practice what you learned

To get out of tutorial hell you need to build something, right?

The idea of building something might scare you at first but remember that you should start small.

If you learned about function build 10 more functions on your own\

2. Use Codewars

This platform helped me get out of tutorial hell. How?

It gives you different problems you need to solve using the concepts you already learned.

This way you can gain enough confidence to go to the next step.

3. Build a small project

This might sound scary at first but it is not.

You don't need a UI for this project.

You don't need to finish it.

Just try to build something easy and simple like a number guessing game or a dice rolling simulator in the console.

4. Add more features to that project

After you built that small project it's time to improve on it.

Look for inspiration on GitHub.

Search for the project you built and see what features other developers added.

Look at their code if you get stuck.

5. Continue learning and building

Now that you built your first project you can go and learn more.

But remember that after you learn more you need to come back and do all of these steps over and over again.

It will get easier as you make progress.

I hope found this useful and if you did please let me know. If you have any question feel free to DM me on Twitter .

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Great article, Pasca Vlad! I'm also happy to see you on Hashnode! 😎

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Appreciate it Catalin, it'a all thank to your ebook🙌

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Thanks for this article!

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Glad you found this useful Philip