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Hey everyone! My name is Natan and I live in Ottawa, ON. I'm interested in web development and probably doing some more exploring in programming languages later on. I'm trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together and get the big picture about HTML, CSS, JAVA and other things but I don't have the will to do such information gathering on the internet because a lot of the websites are overcrowded with things not important and they always take the long route of explaining the simplest things or they don't explain important things correctly. I don't like to just follow rules when someone says, for example, press ONE. I need to know why I'm doing it, what effect it has exactly, if there is a more simple way to do it or if I can make my own way in anything. As soon as I sit in front of my laptop and open Brackets ( text editor ), I just get bored after just 10 minutes and can't get myself to be interested in all of it, the idea of learning, in other words, I just become lazy. When I'm away from my laptop, being outside or doing something else completely, I love the idea of me sitting, writing code and being a nerd but it doesn't work since I need it to be interesting and faster. I've discovered that in order to be able to do anything productive on the laptop, I need to play fast-paced music in the background to make it more interesting and get myself to do things. I get all these super crazy ideas about apps, websites and more but with the friends I have, they always look not interested in talking much about it and exploring, dismissing them and telling me the things that wouldn't work and not ever mentioning the things that would. Talking about how people see only bad and not good, haha. My question to you is what makes you want to develop apps, websites and other things, what drives you to do so? Anyone have any tips or something? I find it better if I work in a team to solve problems and pretty much do anything. I'm a team player. Anyone in Ottawa that feels the same and wants to team up and maybe and make something in the future, like an app or a website. A mentor would be nice also.
I have recently decided to pursue learning to write code on my own. I am very glad to have stumbled onto Stefan's videos/channel on youtube. I appreciate the philosophy, the tone, and the experience I have found in the videos. I am planning to change gears on what I was working on and take both the python course, and the web stack for sure, and maybe look into the business related offerings as well. I understand and appreciate the value of technology agnosticism. I was expecting to learn at least a couple different languages to give myself some range and options to work with. A while back I would have included Java as a language I would expect to learn at some point. Partly from watching your videos I have noticed a lack of a mention of Java for specific tasks. As a point of curiosity, I wonder if there are any applications or situations where you think that Java would be the way to go for the language of choice. I don't just mean something where you are working with an old code base already written in Java. But are there any new projects, programs, or apps you would consider writing in Java to be an optimal choice with the range of options available today?