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How to learn a new programmin language?

Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

Even though i have experience relative to programming i always had the doubt about wich is the best way to learn a new programming language.Recently i bought a book about PHP and MySql to start studying them, so basically the idea of this thread is to share experiences and tecniches when you start learning a new programming language.
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Re: How to learn a new programmin language?

Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

Moved to the Corner Cubicle. This doesn't belong in Freelancing.

I think the answer most people will provide you is that you get better at programming by programming.
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Re: How to learn a new programmin language?

Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:44 PM

Go to bed. The knowledge is going to crawl in to your head while asleep. True story.
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Re: How to learn a new programmin language?

Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

View Postdarek9576, on 15 January 2012 - 06:44 PM, said:

Go to bed. The knowledge is going to crawl in to your head while asleep. True story.


It would be great if i just could go to sleep an then when i wake up in the morning i realize i know everything about PHP or Java or things like that
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Re: How to learn a new programmin language?

Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

It's not gonna happen matrix style, but you might start noticing that concepts you struggle with become clearer after a nights sleep. You gotta read up on and try applying the concepts first!
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Re: How to learn a new programmin language?

Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

If you get stuck on something, the best thing to do is STOP and walk away. Go read a book, go for a walk, watch a movie, go to sleep whatever, just get your brain away from programming and usually, the solution will hit you like a ton of bricks.

Trying to read an learn from a book or samples straight through won't work well.
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Re: How to learn a new programmin language?

Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

Pick a project, start coding.
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