Tag: programming

So you want to learn about programming (part 3)

Feb 4, 2017 5 min.

Part 3: Choosing your weapons of choice. People that master skills look terrifying to newcomers, but they also get the job finished sooner 😅 In every field of science there are new and exciting things coming out all the time, and programming is not an exception. Everyday you hear about new languages that promise to solve world hunger and cure stupidity, and it’s hard to resist the temptation of losing a few hours trying them out.

So you want to learn about programming (part 2)

Feb 2, 2017 7 min.

Part 2: Tooling around At some point before deciding that you want to be really good at programming, either you’ve started some classes or one of your friends recommended a specific programming language that is beginner friendly, such as Python or Java. If so, either you’re editing your code in something like Notepad (much like a modern day caveman would) or you’re using an Integrated Development Environment like IntelliJ or Eclipse, which sounds really fancy but it turns out that it’s just Notepad on steroids.

So you want to learn about programming (part 1)

Feb 1, 2017 5 min.

Part1: I’ve got some tips. Start here! I ‘member when I was way over there. I tried to start alone, learned my way around the Internet’s resources and many of its tentacles that suck you into procrastination, and one of the biggest challenges with self-guided learning is telling whether a resource is reliable, if it’s teaching you good patterns, and if it’s worth your time and money. This is the first post in my tourists guide to the amazingly large area that is “software development”.