Just want your opinion on this topic.
Now, my problem is that I still don’t see anything practical with JS. I’ve no idea what and when to expect to implement it. I see a lot of people saying
“Don’t copy someone else’s code from the internet when you’re building the project, build it yourself” but I think that’s exactly what’s going to happen because, by the time I get to it I’ll forget most of it.
My goal is not to become front-end developer. I have friends that work as programmers and my current role is IT Support (nothing fancy). What they said is that the best role that’ll suit me is DevOps, SiteOps with backend mostly. That’s what I’ve been told by many of my friends.
They’re all coding professionally and are telling me to build projects and focus on learning that way and I’ve no idea if that’s right. Nevertheless I’ve been told to start with JS and get familiar with programming language so I could then move on to something else.
For example, I have two projects that they gave me to build:
1st Project : Auction House (using only HTML, CSS, JS)
2nd Project: Code generator site that will have a form on the left side and on the right side it will display the code we want to copy to clipboard or download. Similar layout to FreeCodeCamp in terms of visual. (also using only HTML, CSS, JS)
It sounds complicated but they told me to press on as that’s the only way to learn. I’d have to google everything and probably copy paste a lot of code if I’m to build that. That’s what gets me.
Motivation to learn is there but I feel useless going through this course with nothing to build yet.
Is this a good way to approach this?
Should I do stuff on my own this complex?
How and when did you guys do your first JS project and did you write everything from scratch?