how many hours should I study coding per day?

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15 Nov 2021, 7:20 pm

Im Learning javascript css and html following tutorials



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16 Nov 2021, 2:50 am

It depends really. If you are completely new to coding in general then I'd say an hour a day is good to start out with so you don't overwhelm yourself. If you are already familiar with other types of coding then I'd say you could spend more time.

I'd also suggest that just following tutorials and copying what they do won't really teach you everything, especially if you are looking to get into a career doing this. Once you learn a new concept try to apply it to a small project of your own that is doable with your current skills, just so that you can get used to solving problems that you will come up against on your own.



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16 Nov 2021, 3:20 am

Special interest mode is activated I do about 7 hours after breaks a day I guess that’s too much



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16 Nov 2021, 3:33 am

enz wrote:
Special interest mode is activated I do about 7 hours after breaks a day I guess that’s too much

No-no-no. That's perfect if you are in a flow state, but take breaks at least once an hour, whenever it would not be distracting. And definitely take a break and switch to a different subject or stop for the day when you feel stuck, let your brain process what you have learned.

I love "special interest mode", flow state, this is the most productive mode for learning and working, but gotcha is I tend to neglect recovery and physical activity and it can lead to mental exhaustion and loss of motivation.

When you take breaks don't keep sitting at your computer and don't do anything too distracting. Take a short walk outside if it's not dark already, drink some water and exercise, do some pushups or quick 30-second HIIT exercise, it will boost your cognitive function while your brain is working.



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16 Nov 2021, 10:15 am

Depends on what your goals are. The harder your goals, the more you have to study

Effort versus efficiency

You have to take into account, if you study too much too often, burnout



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16 Nov 2021, 10:35 am

enz wrote:
how many hours should I study coding per day?
How much pizza ya got?



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20 Nov 2021, 2:45 am

It's good you're having special interest mode though, that's the sign you'll be able to make this into a career.

Well as for 7 hours, I mean a work day is 8 hours, but I still take breaks. If you think you need that special focus to solve a specific problem try to solve that problem first before you take your break, so you don't forget what you're doing. And use those comments as much as possible, there's a specific format for comments in js you'll want to try.



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14 Dec 2021, 1:33 pm

How many hours? It's debatable, but possibly ZERO hours per day. Think about whether or not you really want to choose this career. Sadly, programming or coding is a career that NT's place near the bottom of their bizarre social hierarchy. Are you sure that you want to choose a career that might cause you to be stuck at the bottom?

Think also about the amount of work. Apparently programming or coding is often a large amount of difficult work. NT's usually pay the highest salary to the people who do the LEAST work, such as managers who delegate everything instead of doing the work themselves. The more you work and study, the less you're paid. In general. Exceptions exist. A programming career does work well enough for some people.

If you get highly qualified, then most likely your boss will have less qualifications than you, and you take the risk of making your boss jealous. NT's seem to become jealous very easily. Jealousy or envy then leads to unfair treatment and then sometimes to outright abuse. Choose wisely. It's a difficult decision. It's a wild insane jungle out there.



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14 Dec 2021, 2:14 pm

Rotter wrote:
Think also about the amount of work. Apparently programming or coding is often a large amount of difficult work. NT's usually pay the highest salary to the people who do the LEAST work, such as managers who delegate everything instead of doing the work themselves. The more you work and study, the less you're paid. In general. Exceptions exist. A programming career does work well enough for some people.


Programming is a really well paid job



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14 Dec 2021, 2:17 pm

It really depends on the rest of your day/schedule. My partner is a data/controls engineer (building AI specialist), and he studies 2 hours of coding (wakes up at 4am and studies until 6am). He also works a full time remote job and has to have time for his family.

If you don't have many other responsibilities, you can increase this amount, of course.


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14 Dec 2021, 2:56 pm

enz wrote:
Programming is a really well paid job

Programming CAN be a well-paid job, but I've also heard horror stories. For example, earlier this year, I overheard a manager saying:

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"Programmers aren't important. There are tons of programmers in India who need work, and they do it for a really cheap price."


In a typical medium or large corporation, the programmer is at the bottom of the social hierarchy, and he or she has a chain of coworkers who are ranked higher than him/her. The immediate boss is often called a "Program Manager". The Program Manager's job is considerably easier than the programmer's job, but the Program Manager is usually paid more than the programmer. Depending on the size of the corporation, there may be 5-20 people above the programmer (counting all the way up to the CEO), and everyone in this chain is paid more than the programmer, even when the programmer has attended a university and is highly qualified.



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14 Dec 2021, 3:02 pm

Rotter wrote:
How many hours? It's debatable, but possibly ZERO hours per day.


some of the worst advice in my life was the onslaught telling me to forget about web design.



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14 Dec 2021, 4:09 pm

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some of the worst advice in my life was the onslaught telling me to forget about web design.

Good point. Does the OP want to go more in the direction of web design, or more in the direction of javascript and programming? The OP mentioned javascript, which overlaps both web and programming careers. That's something for the OP to think about and choose: Web design or software programming? I'd agree that web design could be a better choice than focusing on programming.



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14 Dec 2021, 6:20 pm

yeah im looking at web design



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Rotter wrote:
How many hours? It's debatable, but possibly ZERO hours per day. Think about whether or not you really want to choose this career. Sadly, programming or coding is a career that NT's place near the bottom of their bizarre social hierarchy. Are you sure that you want to choose a career that might cause you to be stuck at the bottom?

Think also about the amount of work. Apparently programming or coding is often a large amount of difficult work. NT's usually pay the highest salary to the people who do the LEAST work, such as managers who delegate everything instead of doing the work themselves. The more you work and study, the less you're paid. In general. Exceptions exist. A programming career does work well enough for some people.

If you get highly qualified, then most likely your boss will have less qualifications than you, and you take the risk of making your boss jealous. NT's seem to become jealous very easily. Jealousy or envy then leads to unfair treatment and then sometimes to outright abuse. Choose wisely. It's a difficult decision. It's a wild insane jungle out there.


This is quite interesting...
I've been working as a programmer in the past and I always noticed how many people frown upon programmers for some reasons...
Programming seems something that could be a good job for an autistic, and yet being good at it doesn't really
make you advance in your career..
In fact, coders who are good and well-liked by the company usually get promoted to a Project Manager position which doesn't make f*****g sense...since being a Project Manager is more about dealing with people i.e. you must have some solid social skills..
Being a programmer sometimes looks like you are paid for doing what no one else want to do..
Anyway I will probably return on this subject since programming has been my main activity for many years



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15 Aug 2022, 2:05 pm

I'm thinking to switch to a different career, since I'm unable to find a job in programming anymore (despite my computer degree)