Hello everyone, I am a 42 years old civil engineer currently working in public sector. Long story short, I always wanted to be in programming and about one and a half years ago I started to prepare myself for a career change.
My target is creating softwares for architecural/engineering applications. I was planning to use AR and 3D modeling. I was planning to have web/mobile applications aiding these softwares.
But there comes a point where theory ends and practice starts, and I am at this point now. As I said in the title, I know my target very well, but I kinda feel my path is a bit foggy. I think I need to jump somehere from vanilla js but I don’t know where and how to jump. I am stuck between react and redux nowadays, I hope I can understand those, but then, I don’t know where to start.
I have my aims, but I don’t know where to follow next. For example, I will be dealing with point cloud of a structure (shortly the points with coordinates forming a 3D model), and I feel I will use these data but I don’t know where the time will come, because I feel like I am only able to open Visual Studio Code and create an index.html and app.js and that’s all.
I feel like I became professional at freeCodeCamp (or similar) challenges, but I don’t know if I can really code or I will be one.
This is not about where to change my career, my problem is about how to change my career, not about the result but the process.
I hope I have explained my issues adequately and clearly, so that you can give advices and recommendations.
Thanks in advance.