Discussion on: Learning to think like a programmer.

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Peter Harrison

"Stop talking about how to be a good man and be one" - Marcus Aurelius.

This is getting a bit repetitive, but there is no way to short cut coding experience. First you need to learn the basic concepts until it becomes second nature. Once you have the foundations you can begin to exercise these skills in developing real systems.

Passive learning is not nearly as powerful as active learning where you experience feedback. The feedback process reinforces neurological pathways, which is the definition of learning.

This feels a little like the ten year old asking me what books to read to quickly become a black belt; first you learn the basics. Then you practice. Then you practice some more.