Learning to learn

The most important thing ...

... you need to learn, when learning to program, is how to learn to use new technologies. Learning a new technology includes a whole range of things:

  • What is the best (for my needs) implementation of that technology?
  • Where is the best documentation?
  • How do I start using it (installation, invokation, etc.)?
  • What are the best tools to help me using the technology (developing, testing, debugging)?

General Tips

Software development is it's own universe with different cultures, idioms, terminolgy, etc. - learning to program works best, if you immerse yourself into that universe and learn not just a programming langauge but the language of programming. If you know what to search for then Google can help you to learn everything you need.

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