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#16 andrewsw  Icon User is online

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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 03 June 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 30 November 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

The more senses are involved in learning, the better that person learns.


This seems a dubious proposition to me. If you included smell-o-vision in a tutorial, it would be more effective? I don't think so.

Cookery lessons? ;)

I'm not a fan of video tutorials, but I went through a couple recently that were 5 or 10 minutes long. This is long enough for me :). It gives an overview to the subject and then I can grab a book.

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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:52 PM

View Postandrewsw, on 03 June 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:

Cookery lessons? ;)/>



You have a point. Unfortunately, "code smells" are strictly metaphorical.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:59 PM

I would disagree. I used to work with a guy that you could tell how hard he was working as the day progressed. See if he was slacking off he would be pretty neutral (or his lunch that afternoon). If he got into some sort of furious grove he smell like BO, sweat, and yellow #5. Not pretty.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

well usually i read the codes and function then try them by myself on computer to understand in better way.learning from books is more comfortable for me
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

The youtube lectures from MIT and Berkeley saved my ass in Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.
And I originally learned a lot of my C# skills from 3dbuzz.com, which uses video tutorials.

I think it takes extra effort to learn from video, but it can still be extremely helpful.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:33 AM

I always learn from video quicker, and easier. When I read something static on a page, it doesn't stick. I always had trouble reading in school, not in a stuttering fashion or slowness, but rather nothing I read ever sunk in. Once i started watching videos on the things teachers were having us read about I really started to understand it. And this doesn't just go for coding. Reading about the Civil War or anything having to do with history made my eyes glaze over and I basically fell asleep, but with videos that never happens.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:48 AM

A bit of an old thread, ah well. I'd say the problem with programming videos on YouTube is not so much being able to teach you, as it is teaching you incorrectly, which may or may not become a problem later. I suspect at least 80% of YouTube programming videos are essentially just following the outline of a chosen book, in which a lot of the content has to be cut out in order to fit into a video.

Indirectly I'd say another problem is that by relying on videos to learn, you are diminishing your work ethic in a sense, because as you get more experienced, videos just won't cover what you need anymore, and you will have to start looking for information, actually reading, or not having your hand held through a problem.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:44 AM

I'vesaid it before, probably in this very thread, but if you can't take in information in written form, programming is the wrong profession for you.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:50 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 20 August 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

I'vesaid it before, probably in this very thread, but if you can't take in information in written form, programming is the wrong profession for you.


I can't disagree with that more. I'm actually quite successful in my programming career.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

Without being able to read? One of your assertions is false. I think it's the one about being unable to take in written information.
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Re: Youtube programming

Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:51 AM

Learnt half of what I know from there and this website..
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