Just starting out, any tips or things to avoid?

Just starting out, any tips or things to avoid?


Hi Guys,

Title says all. I am just starting out and learning to code. Is there anything I should know or anything I should avoid? How can I get the most out of using freecodecamp? I have seen people say to strictly code in your own editor, is there anything you’d recommend? When learning did you take notes or anything along those lines?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



Hey @DicksonSpencer,
I am of opinion that FCC is way too good on its own and if you go through it, you will be guided in the best direction. Just go through the curriculum and use READ-SEARCH-ASK methodology when you are stuck.
You can learn from these resources as well:

The best place to ask for help is right here on forum.
Just don’t get overwhelmed.
If you ask for help, there will be people more that willing to help you.
All the best on your journey.


Cool thank you! I appreciate the help