Quick question: how do you use video courses? Particularly those where you’re just watching the instructor code a sample project.
For example, I’ve been going through some Udemy courses (right now the Stephen Grider one on React) and I’ve kind of settled into basically just watching them without trying to code myself.
At first I tried copying the code while watching the videos, but I couldn’t really absorb what the instructor said at the same time.
Then I tried pausing and rewatching to update code as I watched, but this felt really monotonous and like it wasn’t really worth the additional effort.
Right now I feel like I might just watch the course and then use the completed project code as a frame of reference when working on other projects. Watching the videos is giving me some base information for the code and then I at least have something to work off of instead of just googling with no previous experience.
What do you think is the best way?