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Hello, I need some criticism, reviews, and recommendation. Not about a specific topic. You can recommend me anything, I just want to discuss positively.

I am 26 years old and going to marry after 2 months. I am working as an e-commerce specialist and web developer full-time. As a "web developer", I am not doing real stuff. But only changing small CSS details. I am trying to be a real front-end developer. Learning React right now. I am already confident about CSS, but React is kinda complicated. I am in the video course hell.

When I try to learn React, I am watching videos, but when I try to do some practice, I can't even move a finger. I just feel like, if I quit this job, I can't find any other jobs easily so I am stuck here. That's one of the reasons that I want to be a front-end developer.

Well, I just wanted to share my little story to have some recommendations. I know, it can not be a specific recommendation with this tiny knowledge, but I don't know, one different perspective can change lives. What is your advice on learning React path? Are there any good courses, worth watching? What kinda projects to build to get experience? What do I need to be able to build, before starting to apply for jobs?

Thank you.
 

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I can critique your code, but not your life lol. You have some react project on github? Feel free to share ;)

As for skills, you are on the right path. Don’t doubt yourself.
 

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I can critique your code, but not your life lol. You have some react project on github? Feel free to share ;)

As for skills, you are on the right path. Don’t doubt yourself.
LOL. Hmm, I have some small CSS repos on GitHub but nothing serious. They are not even worth to look, but if you want, here you go: https://github.com/sellimenes

Thank you so much for your motivation. To be honest, I am even "shy" to share my GitHub because I always feel, like whatever I do is not even worth sharing.
 

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LOL. Hmm, I have some small CSS repos on GitHub but nothing serious. They are not even worth to look, but if you want, here you go: https://github.com/sellimenes

Thank you so much for your motivation. To be honest, I am even "shy" to share my GitHub because I always feel, like whatever I do is not even worth sharing.
Took a look at your react-tailwind-portfolio. Looks fine. Congrats!

I would suggest 2 things though..
1. Try the next project using Typescript and Scss. That will definitely help you with bigger projects.
2. This is just because I love it - use next.js instead of react.

Also, I did not see any state/context being used in the project (probably because it wasn't needed). Try playing with/learning those as well as hooks. When you will get a real-life project, those will absolutely be needed.


All in all, you are absolutely on the right track. No need to be shy lol.
 

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I'm starting a project in react, and I plan to just convert an HTML template I have, in bootstrap, to a react site. This project will be my portfolio project site for experience with react, when I'm finished. Do something similar. Keep working hard at your current position, and put in 10% extra each week, and you'll be surprised how much easier you'll find things. You can build your skills on the side and have money to pay for a domain, hosting, and help when you get stuck.
 

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I'm starting a project in react, and I plan to just convert an HTML template I have, in bootstrap, to a react site. This project will be my portfolio project site for experience with react, when I'm finished. Do something similar. Keep working hard at your current position, and put in 10% extra each week, and you'll be surprised how much easier you'll find things. You can build your skills on the side and have money to pay for a domain, hosting, and help when you get stuck.
If you will send me your work, I will try to do the same. Thank you for your advice. And yes, I am trying my best, really. I believe I will be a real developer soon!
Took a look at your react-tailwind-portfolio. Looks fine. Congrats!

I would suggest 2 things though..
1. Try the next project using Typescript and Scss. That will definitely help you with bigger projects.
2. This is just because I love it - use next.js instead of react.

Also, I did not see any state/context being used in the project (probably because it wasn't needed). Try playing with/learning those as well as hooks. When you will get a real-life project, those will absolutely be needed.


All in all, you are absolutely on the right track. No need to be shy lol.
Wow, I will be honest, I was expecting some answers like "booo you don't have anything, you are zero" and so on... You can't even imagine how I am satisfied to see your reaction and advice. Thank you so much!

I will try both of your advice. I am studying all React hooks and I am in 'video hell' as I said lol. I will come back with more practice.
 
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