Just wondering if anyone has any tips for remembering where they left off when trying to learn to code. I get on a roll and complete a few challenges but after I have to stop for a couple days for various reasons I have trouble remembering where I left off from and recalling the new info I learned in order to complete the new challenges. This can get very frustrating and make the learning process take even longer than I feel it should. I take notes in a note book and it helps somewhat. I memorize things through repetition like most people I suppose. Just wondering if anyone had any tips to help with recalling this stuff after a couple days off from it.
Try to do a little bit every day even if it is just 30 minutes or less. The more you put the stuff you learn in practice, the more you will remember it. When you start out, it is natural that you will forget some things. I was constantly looking back at previous exercises. Truth be told: I still have to pretty much search stackoverflow and css-tricks anytime I want to center something ;). So don’t let it bother you. It will eventually become embedded in your mind after you do it enough. Just keep doing it!
Thanks! Right after I posted that I finally figured out how to go back and look at the previous lessons. I did a tutorial on Ruby not long ago but still a newbie to this world.
I want to second this idea. While most programming languages have a bit of commonality, the syntax and structure can be wildly different. Once you have a strong familiarity with a language then learning other languages becomes easier…sticking with one at a time will probably lead to better learning.
I am still trying to find the best path to take honestly. I’m already 33 and looking to pick up a new skill. So I do like the challenge of coding and the nature of it but I also want to learn whichever is most useful as far as potential income in the future if I can become proficient or at least competent at it. I have the luxury of having quite a bit of free time. The only problem is deciphering which programming language is best for me. Keep in mind I have never done anything like this before and the skill set it far outside of my current occupation. I am completely open to suggestions.
Thank you very much sir! That is a big help and it is much appreciated.
This made me giggle.
If you’re looking for something to help motivate you to code a little every day, 100 Days of Code might be something to look into. I know quite a few FCCers who are either doing it now or have done it and it is/has worked out for them.