What I love about bubble is that it's possible to build moderately complex web apps in a matter of hours or days. My experience with coding in the past made me believe that building something similar from scratch with code would take much longer.
Because of the possibility & excitement of getting fast results in bubble, I've ended up spending a fair amount of time with the tool. Learning to build complex workflows, using APIs etc.
But instead of pumping a lot more time into bubble going forward, I'm wondering if this is a good jumping off point to switch back to learning to code...
My fear is that bubble, while powerful, will always be somewhat limited. At times, figuring out how to do complex things in bubble feels a lot like coding. So I hope that I'll already understand some concepts that will accelerate my learning to code. Has this been anyone else's experience?
My ideal 'learn to code' resource would have the following properties (similar to bubble):
1. Quick & easy dev environment setup. (Maybe something like Replit solves this?)
2. Teach me how to get started building simple web apps fast, so that I can see results quickly and get excited about that (I think this will give me the motivation to stick at it).
3. Start at an intermediate level, not super-early beginner. I want to dive in at the deep end & use the concepts and principles I've learned from bubble to hopefully shortcut some of the learning process.