My name is Tal and I’m one week into my coding journey!! I’m still not sure what I’d like to do, but right now I’m completing the freeCodeCamp curriculum. I’ve just finished the Responsive Web Design lessons and I’m working on my Tribute Page. My intention is to continue self-learning through this curriculum as well as YouTube videos and other resources I find on the way.
So the thing is, I’m not exactly sure how I can best remember all of these codes. Does one really memorise it all through practice? Is it normal to keep googling and searching for the right code for each task? Is it beneficial to create a document or fill in a notebook with the codes that I learn as I go to have it all organised?
I would really appreciate any advice that you all may have for me! I’m very motivated to keep getting better and ideally to do so in an efficient way.
No. No one can remember all of this stuff. Some of it sticks through repetition, but not all of it.
Is it normal to keep googling and searching for the right code for each task?
Not only normal, probably a “requirement”. Real developers are googling things all the time.
Is it beneficial to create a document or fill in a notebook with the codes that I learn as I go to have it all organised?
I don’t think so. I think it is more important to learn concepts and learn what is possible and be able to google the details.
I used to keep a small notepad next to my computer and if there was something I just didn’t understand, I would make a note. Then when I had 30 minutes I would do a deep dive into it. I probably had the reduce method on there, CORS, Promise, async/await, etc. I didn’t memorize those things, but I did spend some time understanding them better.
But don’t feel bad for googling. That would be like a swimmer feeling bad about taking deep breaths.