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When stuck on a topic of coding is it better to try and fail or watch someone just get it right?

I'm asking this question because sometimes when I watch a tutorial about learning a certain way of doing something while I know its the right way sometimes I still fail to understand it

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John’s Answer

When learning to code try to code it yourself first. If after a while you get stuck then get something working, even though you may not understand how its working or what specific lines are doing. Then go back and make changes, see where it breaks and figure out what that piece is doing. Once you understand it, refactor the code with your own implementation, add features, etc.
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Kanwar’s Answer

I have had a long career and yet I am faced with the same dilemma as you. What I have learnt to do is stay with the tutorial and keep doing it even though I haven't grasped it fully yet. What I find is that something clicks, sooner or later, and things fall in place.
So, stay with it, keep practising and don't give up. Good luck.
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Atul’s Answer

I started my career as a software developer more than 40 years ago, I had simple belief I can do it and I am not going to fail.
My perseverance and persistence made me successful to retire lot sooner than my retirement age.
Why watch someone succeed - follow your instincts and have a mentor. It will travel distance.
We all fail at some point but we learn from it and apply those failures to move forward.
Believe and work hard, results will follow.
If you know coding, it will open many more horizons and many different industries.
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Ajai’s Answer

This are the steps I would follow when I am struck
1) Don't spend a lot of time struck in a problem(It can demotivate you). let say 30 mins.
2) Read the documentation to figure out what is going on.
- Reading documentation is very good skill to develop, when you face some niche problems documentation is the only resort.
3) Look for solutions online blogs, youtube.
4) Reach out to an Expert.
5) Always make sure to understand the help you get from others.
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Shamik’s Answer

I will strongly urge you to keep trying and learning. The more you challenge yourself, more your expertise will grow.

Having mentioned that, consider having a mentor (senior developer) in the areas you find challenging. A good mentor will help to build and enhance your skill sets.
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