During my early days of programming I used to watch a lot of YouTube project / coding tutorials. I was doing nice, just by splitting two windows, vs code on the left side and YouTube on the right side.
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I was doing good but was not able to make any progress, and believe me you won't get any output if you are blindly following the YouTube tutorials. I agree, Contents creator in YouTube are really really doing amazing Job but here are some reason that Why should slow down watching YouTube Tutorials ? or you should find Better ways of watching YouTube Tutorials
1. Decreases problem solving capacity
For any developer or a programmer, it's really necessary to think outside of the box to solve a problem. And think to yourself, if you are watching the tutorial for every single problem you face, then How can you increase your problem solving capacity ? So, it's better to read a blog or a documentation or ask help online rather than following the YouTube tutorials blindly.
- And, those tutorials are edited so you won't find How they actually solve errors !!
2. Fear of stating a new project
Think, the project you made earlier just by following the videos, and suddenly you got a new project. Then, I can say that, the fear starts troubling you. And you starts to think, "weather, I can complete this project or not ? 😓". But Listen, if you develop an older project on your own, you will have extra energy to complete a project, Although the project is completely new for you.
3. Impact in self learning curve
When you watch tuts, you follow your instructor and just code what he/she codes. Here, the whole game ends up. If you follow them coding, you probably do not need to research any concepts or topics and ultimately, you will lose the capacity to learn new things on your own. So, again it's better to read a blog or a documentation or ask help online rather than following the YouTube tutorials blindly. 😂
I know your favorite YouTube instructor is about to complete a whole project, but till now you are continuing watching videos, even without setting up the project !! 😓
Saying these things, I'm not demotivating you guys. But, I'm trying to make a reminder that following YouTube tuts blindly is somehow not a good idea. But wait, I'm not here only to share the cons of watching the tuts. But in the same article I'll share some better ways to watch tuts. 🙋♀️
✅ Learn the concept, and apply yourself
Yes, you can watch tutorials to learn the concepts but until and unless you won't try yourself or apply those concepts on your project, probably you won't get the expected outcome. So, you should not only watch but you should try at least once.
So, guys if you want to make progress in the programming journey, you must come out of the comfort zone and work hard, believe in your self, and I know that you can do it !! ❤ Additionally, In every new Year, every single YouTube Instructor make a video on the topic of "Best programming language for this year". These types of videos make a perfect sense but wait, they rank the languages based on their experience. So, I think it is not a good idea to blindly follow these videos. But it's totally up to you.
Guys, I know it sounds so rude, explaining these things but it was really necessary to say because I don't want you guys to repeat the mistake I did in the past. It's my duty to make aware if any other people are doing something really not good. 😓