Learning to learn code

Learning to learn code

Video transcript So learning to programme, learning to code, can be a real challenge. Whether it’s Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Objective-c, PHP, these kinds of languages can be real tough to learn and there’s a lot of terminology to take in. I want to share with you some of the things that I’ve found along my path of becoming a better developer that I hope you’ll find useful. We’ve all felt that way, we’ve all felt like giving up, we’ve all felt like, “I’m not smart enough. I’m not intelligent enough. If only I had been coding since I was 12, then I’d have this thing locked!” You have to push beyond the point that you feel like giving up! When you combine that attitude with daily practice, it will begin to come together. Your main focus in the beginning is to grasp the general concepts of the language. Don’t worry too much about understanding every little nuance of the language. Even David Malan the Harvard computer science lecturer, he said to himself, he put off learning computer science because he said to himself, “Oh that’s for guys that have been coding since they we’re 13!” Now look at him, he’s a Harvard computer science lecturer! So we’ve all thought that. Don’t play victim by getting the violin out and feeling sorry for yourself, be positive, strengthen your resolve, be determined and that attitude will serve you well throughout your career. I had a conversation with a developer just the other week and he – has been coding since he was 12 and even he said look Mike even I...