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#1 110011010  Icon User is offline

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How much time i need!

Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:19 PM

hi guys [sure "guys" i don't know why there isn't some girls around here] :P
so i love and i'm afraid too to ask this question because i'm truly a beginner :crazy:
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO BE PRO C++ PROGRAMMER :D
i was thinking m b 2 , 3 years

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Re: How much time i need!

Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:24 PM

Define pro.
Define your learning curve.
Divide the learning curve by amount of material to learn.
Assign an arbitrary unit of measure to this value (e.g. years)

Alternatively:

focus on learning the subject material and don't worry about the time it will take. I would argue one could never be a pro/expert. There's always more to learn. Learn how to acquire information, this will be infinitely more valuable then the information itself.
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:34 PM

Exactly as KYA said... Learn how to learn well, and if you love what you do, you will see a good result.
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:54 PM

You kidding, right.
There's no such thing as a crash course in programming, whichever institute offers that, lies to you.

You want to be a pro, learn the basics first, then move a notch up and continue to persevere. You will get there, however, would take a few good years. I've been studying programming, not consecutive years, for the past 15 years or so, and I'm still not a pro. Cos, what I learnt in school and university, doesn't cover even half of what the big world out there has to offer, and with the fact that something new is always coming out or up, if we don't keep up, we get left behind.
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 02:08 PM

View Post110011010, on 9 Oct, 2009 - 02:19 PM, said:

hi guys [sure "guys" i don't know why there isn't some girls around here] :P
so i love and i'm afraid too to ask this question because i'm truly a beginner :crazy:
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO BE PRO C++ PROGRAMMER :D
i was thinking m b 2 , 3 years


You will never stop learning. There are always new ways of looking at things and new problems to solve. As KYA said your learning curve will effect how fast you pick up the language. The process is rather simple though.
  • Try and write a program
  • Try and write a more complex program
  • Repeat step 2

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 02:14 PM

View Post110011010, on 9 Oct, 2009 - 04:19 PM, said:

hi guys [sure "guys" i don't know why there isn't some girls around here] :P
so i love and i'm afraid too to ask this question because i'm truly a beginner :crazy:
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO BE PRO C++ PROGRAMMER :D
i was thinking m b 2 , 3 years

Programming is about organizing thoughts into logical, coherent, readable code that adheres to the syntax of the language being used. Based on the way you've done that in this post, how long do you think it will take?
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Re: How much time i need!

Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:25 PM

View Post110011010, on 09 October 2009 - 04:19 PM, said:

hi guys [sure "guys" i don't know why there isn't some girls around here] :P
so i love and i'm afraid too to ask this question because i'm truly a beginner :crazy:
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO BE PRO C++ PROGRAMMER :D
i was thinking m b 2 , 3 years


I once heard a quote that it takes 10000 hours of practice to be considered a master of a subject. So if that is true then the question comes how much time are you going to spend per day honestly working it? Even if the number is wrong; there is still some magic point which you will need to work hard to achieve.

However, from people I have tutored, I have seen some become proficient enough for their needs within a year. I have also had a case of one take 10 years just to get the ability to write simple programs (but now I am rather proud of his growth). In all cases I have witnessed it was all a matter of the amount of time the person applied at earnestly working towards the goal. There are no shortcuts only hard work and perseverance.

Salindor
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:45 PM

I also agree with what KYA said.

After 4 years in college and going into the career field, I didn't feel like a pro. I knew enough to know that there was a lot that I still didn't know! Now that I have been working, gaining experience and in grad school, there are still times when I still don't feel "pro".

My advice is not to rush. Don't worry about how long it will be until you are a C++ guru. Take your time and really try to learn not just what works, but how and why it works. If you get a strong grasp of that underlying mechanics of the language, then you will be more prepared for the times when you encounter unfamiliar territory. :)

Good luck!
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:45 AM

I am also new in programming and it's true it takes tons of effort and work to become better, program by program.
I could not agree more with others, so true.
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