Beginners

December 1, 2017 · Getting Started Beginners Advice to New Programmers, pt3

Read part 1 and part 2. It's okay to look at solutions I've heard more than one senior engineer give the following advice: As a general rule of thumb, you should give yourself a hard limit of 30 minutes to do a problem*. If at the 30 minute mark you're

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November 27, 2017 · Getting Started Beginners Advice to New Programmers, pt2

Read part 1. Type everything out Eventually you'll get to the point where you'll know all the cool keyboard shortcuts, and this will make you a more productive and happy programmer. For now though, you actually need to type everything out. Don't just copy and paste code into your text

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November 24, 2017 · Getting Started Beginners Advice to New Programmers

If you're just beginning on this path, don't worry about choosing the "right" first language. Once you learn one language, you can apply the same basic principles to any language. Trust me, once you know about data types, control flow, and error handling, these things will not change.

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