One thing I never see really explained to a beginner is what is the next step. I’m at the stage where I understand how to write If Statements and Loops etc in VIsual Studio. But other than needing to know that “at some point in the future” I will use it in a project, I don’t see what I can actually do with any of this. Say i wanted to build an app. An app with a visual UI and moving parts etc is a million miles from a black and white screen that produces an If Statement to calculate whether someone is over 18 or not?
Where does the practical use come in? Do you build the UI in Visual Studio or as I suspect, you use Visual Studio to write and debug code and then it is copied and pasted into some other program designed for building an app, or a stock investing algo, or a website? Is that how it works?
Im just wondering how i progress from the sandpit of writing boring drills in Visual Studio and progress that to something real?