Hello, I am building a project that I don't really know how to build, but more specifically, don't know how to code for. I have asked these types of questions before, but I feel rerwording it may help me get to a better understanding.
I once taught myself to play guitar in a setting where I had access to other people that also play the guitar. In that process I would tear through every musical theory book I could get my hands on. With that said, I have definitely learned much more than I needed to learn to play the way and style I wanted to play. In the end, I was able to outline specific parts in theory that if I solely focused on, would have learned to play knowledgeably much sooner had the learning curve been better streamlined. In the process I even developed a scale board that can teach anyone how to build a chord anywhere on the neck without you first having very specific knowledge, and over time, through reverse engineering, you could further your own studies and learn music while actually enjoying it as you go.
So, here I am, knowing very little code, wanting to once again learn first that which would specifically fall inline with this project I am learning to build. I was in search of code generators, but apparently they only exist in theory. I am wanting to have a sketch completely designed for me for free of course. I can then analyze this sketch word by word, character by character and learn why it is written the way it was, to achieve a viewable result (my project in function). To have such an ability, I feel would greatly streamline my learning curve and teach me coding concepts that have real world usage right before my eyes.
So please tell me I can skip reading and fully comprehending the entire "Reference" page before I begin coding? Also, I am well aware of the many example sketches that come with the IDE, but turning an LED on, then off is not what brought me to Arduino, desire to build my specific project is. To be able to build all or any specific part of my project will make it that much easier for me to learn, and correct me if I'm wrong, but learning code can begin with any code, or from anywhere on the reference page? Or do I literally need to learn the bare minimum sketch, fully comprehend why it is the way it is, than move onto the next example?
If you could go back and teach your younger self how to learn coding, would you really make your younger self reread all that you've read knowing that you didn't need to read it? Well here I am, your younger self.