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Tutorial Hell

Ikechukwu Vincent, Software Engineer at Viviane Health

Tutorial hell refers to a state of being stuck in a cycle of constantly consuming programming tutorials without being able to apply the knowledge in the real world and build real apps.

Haven't we all experienced this before? I believe most of us have found ourselves in this situation at least once in our lives. During this phase, we often consume countless tutorials because we feel inadequate or lacking in knowledge to create something. This constant feeling of inadequacy drives us to keep consuming tutorials instead of taking action. Tutorials are helpful for learning basics, but true learning and retention of knowledge come from applying what we've learned on our own. I need to constantly remind myself too that, growth and improvement only come from taking action, and not from consuming more content.