Learning How To Program
By Jon Leopard on 30 April 2017
Late last year, I decided to learn how to program. After reading Peter Norvig's essay Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years, I knew that this was going to be a long, arduous journey; but a very rewarding one.
You are solving problems when you program, as such, I knew I should find some material on this subject.
We've hired several devs out of bootcamp, and they're all taught how to code, but not how to solve problems using code...
The quote above was from this thread on Hacker News. Some people recommended the following content for problem solving:
Since I am familiar with Matthias Felleisen, so I am going to be reading that book as I learn.
There is no shortage of free learning material on the web. A lot of people steered me towards Udemy's Web Developer Bootcamp, so I went with that one.
Disclaimer: I've set up an Amazon referral account, so if you purchase any of these books after clicking on the links, I'll get a little piece of the pie! Thanks <3
To break things up a bit, I'm going to check out HackerRank to test my skills and be challenged on other various programming topics.
Since I want the scope of this post to be focused on the curriculum and material, I will stop here without getting to detailed.
I'll be posting updates on my progress so stay tuned!