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Weston Wedding • Edited on

I know this isn't directly helping you with your question because it's not
not a programming language, but don't forget to develop your social skills while you're still learning everything else! Programming is (usually) an activity you will be doing with other people; either face-to-face or via a bug report or email or a forum or Twitter...

I didn't really start developing these skills in a healthy way until I was in my late 20s and this has turned out to be true for a surprisingly large number of people I meet.

Understand the difference between insulting someone's work and criticizing it. Understand how to tell someone they did something incorrectly without shaming them. The way you talk to other people matters, even when you're in a field where people like to pretend the only thing that matters is how well you code.

Edit: And I don't mean that you have to be outgoing and the life of the party. You can still be shy or socially awkward and still be someone who communicates in an empathetic way.