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#1 Brewer   User is offline

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Bridging The Gap Between Your First Book and Open Source Projects

Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:36 PM

The retention rate for things that you read is extremely low, which makes reading an ineffective learning tool. However, it is still very important to get the basics down by reading a book. Of course you can learn by doing exercises in the book and by coming to forums like Dream In Code and trying to solve other people's problems, but what else can you do to learn more effectively?

Participation in open source projects is generally a popular answer to this question, but how do you bridge the gap between having read your first book and helping out on an open source project? I've looked for open source projects with a lot of bugs that need to be fixed, but this doesn't seem to help. I have an incredibly difficult time coming up with ways to fix bugs, if I can fix them at all.

How does one get from point A to point B?

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Re: Bridging The Gap Between Your First Book and Open Source Projects

Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:41 PM

Do your own projects that are not high low game but something challenging.
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Re: Bridging The Gap Between Your First Book and Open Source Projects

Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:57 AM

I feel that I am in a somewhat similar situation to you myself, ATM. However I have found Project Euler great, not only for programming but also for maths! :)

If you haven't already I would definitely recommend that you try it out mate. ;)
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