Hello all. I am a stay at home dad, 40 yrs old. I just created an account an am completely new to coding. I just did the first two for beginner lessons. My main question is this…Should i be memorizing ALL of the code language and termionology? Or, is it enough just to complete the lesson and move on to the next one? I am sure that it all becomes easier to remember with repetition, but I dont know how the lessons are laid out or if reference material is used for knowledge when completing pjojects in future in my hopeful career/job.
To be a productive coder you will need to memorize a lot of the terminology, and you will the more you code. When I started to learn here I copied and pasted the test question and my answer to a Pages document (you could use Word or whatever you use) so I could look back to see how to do things. And I referenced my notes a lot while learning. I got my full stack certificate last year and have continued to code and learn. I don’t remember exactly how to do everything in the lessons, but I know it can be done (or with more experience you know what question to google) so I still google how to do something. And will always have to google how to do various things. But it does become easier the more you code and do actual projects.
you can take the lessons as a way to familiarise with the language
the curriculum expect you to use the Read-Search-Ask method, that included going back to check if you don’t remember the syntax for something, or checking the documentation (ex. devdocs.io )
it’s normal to consult documentation, even pretty often