Sunday, 3 February 2008

How To Learn To Program

  • Make it free to Learn – open source implementations of languages.
  • Don't use a traditional programming book – too slow.
  • Learn it to do something – be focused.
  • Ask for help.
More helpful hints and links follow...

How To Learn

  • Make it free to Learn
    • Find some open source implementations of the language you want to learn.
    • Check out sourceforgefreecountry
  • Don't use a traditional programming book – too slow.
  • Learn it to do something
    • Find a small project to do in it
    • Find a way to generate Test Data in it
    • Parse a log file in it
    • Work on an actual system
  • Ask for help
    • Developers will help if you are sincerely interested. I've never met a developer that wasn't happy to help me understand a language in more detail if I have made an effort to learn.
There is so much information out there on the web, all you have to do is look for it.
Go look. Now.

 

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