But knowing fancy syntax and “coding skillz” does not make you a good engineer and it does not make you smart. You can be a great coder and a horrible engineer. Devising better, faster, scalable, creative ways to solve real people’s problems is what is valuable, and this will become increasingly true in the coming years.
Copying code will rob you of the opportunity to learn to do it yourself, and it is in no way better than going through a tutorial. Yes, the solution is right there. Yes, you can take it if you want to. But what’s the point? Are you trying to impress someone with the speed with which you’ve built the project? Or are you trying to avoid the hard problems that will take some time to solve?