A few weeks back, the WordPress community was abuzz when Automattic announced Calypso — the new WordPress admin interface build with Node and React.
And while this is a simple answer to give, and is one you will get from many experienced developers. It's frustrating to hear, because:
You aren't sure what you should build — either from lack of ideas, or that you aren't 100% sure what you are capable of
You need at least some fundamentals before you can get started!
My answer is still to find a project that you are excited about, and invested in and see it through to completion. Along the way you are going to need some resources that will help you out. I'm compiling a list of resources here. This will be a living list — if you have something that has helped you, or something you have created and would like it added, please leave a comment below and I'll get it added to the site.
These are pretty localized - so search in your local area for a coding school - most should have full time, evening and weekend classes.
There are tons and tons of book roundups - here are a few:
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