Hello! This is my first post on the forum and I hope my post is helpful to others and not redundant. I’ve been plowing through learning coding on FCC full-time for the last several months and I’m addicted to the learning format, the coding problems, and the curriculum. As someone who gets the most out of self-learning, FCC is great and I’ve learned so much from the comfort of my home. I’ve completed the first 3 curriculums and I’m feeling very comfortable with my progress at this juncture.
To this point, 99% of my work has been done within the FCC console and on CodePen for projects. I’ve become so comfortable with using these platforms, but I’d like to start coding some original projects and create a portfolio, and I know I need to start getting experience in Github. I’ve merely just set up a Github account and started to move my CodePen projects there and I downloaded Visual Studio Code.
I had a friend download some packages/plugins via my Terminal in order to start using Github, but a lot of that stuff was foreign to me, I’ve just dabbled a bit with learning terminal commands. Is learning the Terminal essential to setting up Visual Studio Code and Github? Getting a web dev job? Is solely using CodePen acceptable as source code editor or should I be using Visual Studio Code (or something else)? What is the most important thing I should be focusing on figuring out here?
I suppose I’m just looking for some tips or sources to give me some direction on where to focus my learning in terms of some these general things outside of the coding exercises and CodePen projects. There are so many forums and youtube tutorials out there and I don’t want to waste time going down the wrong rabbit holes. I’m close to preparing for the job hunt process but I know there are some essential things outside of coding I need to learn first.