Author Archives: David Watson

Developing the basics : programming myself, post six

Playing around <<Read the previous post in the series     Read the next post in the series >> 42 and the meaning of life. So a couple of posts ago, I shared with you a small, albeit incredibly awesome, program … Continue reading

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Developing the basics : programming myself, post five

Head First Programming book review << Read the previous post in this series    Read the next post in the series>> Over the last few weeks, I have been concentrating on just one source of learning to program. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Developing the basics : programming myself, post four

Habits << Read the previous post in the series.         Read the next post in this series >> Even with all the theory and planning on the best way to learn how to program in place, I am … Continue reading

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Developing the basics : Programming myself, post three

Debugging << Read the previous post in this series    Read the next post in this series >> So if like me you are preferring to really get your hands dirty with the code and trying out things beyond what … Continue reading

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Developing the basics: Programming myself, post two

Pick a path and stick with it <<Read the previous post in this series  Read the next post in this series >> Everything is possible in theory. 2.5 hours a day I need to dedicate to the pursuit of learning … Continue reading

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Developing the basics: Programming myself, post one

Setting sail on the journey to learn to programme << Read the previous post in this series  Next post in this series >> So finally it is here. The day has come. The weeks of preparation, of everything beforehand leading … Continue reading

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Developing the basics: Learning how to learn programming

The way to learn something new << Previous post in this series  Next post in the series >> Effective learning is a practice that most people have never really considered, and worryingly is rarely taught in school. People who have … Continue reading

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Developing the basics: SMARTER learning

<<Previous post of this series Next post of this series >> Because SMART just isn’t clever enough Everyone knows about SMART goals right? No? Specific, measurable, attainable, the other two which no one can ever remember off the top of their … Continue reading

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Developing the basics: The resources available to you

<< Previous post of this series Next post of this series >> So many choices, so little time The internet is full of information [citation needed]. Where can you find the best resources for learning to program from scratch? We will … Continue reading

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Developing the basics: What is a good language for learning to program

<< Previous post of this series Next post of this series >> Possibly the trickiest part of learning to program is simply knowing where to start. For a first time developer, which I am assuming you are as you are reading … Continue reading

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