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    A lot of us have done it. We read and worked through 'learn java in 24 hours' or went through a codecadamy course.
    How did you get better at programming after that phase? Did you dive headfirst into a project?

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    You only learn by doing. But similarly, there are a lot of blogs / books etc that focus more on real-world development. In C++ land, Scott Meyer's Effective C++ is an absolute must-read. Understanding how compilers work and how memory is used within a program enable you to write software with performance. Sadly (or not) languages like Java and C# abstract this away from the developer. Not a bad thing perhaps, but certainly allows developers to become complacent.
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    When I was first learning I tried codecadamy and I didn't learn a single thing.

    Instead, I spent £12 on a kindle book on c++ and I haven't looked back.

    If people are skilled enough to be bothered to write a book and publish it, they know what they are talking about the author of the book I bought used to be a professor at Havard, which is coolio


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    You need to be curiouse: how do I save to a database? How do I write to a text file? How'd I display and move an image with the keyboard ? How'd I make two apps talk to each other ? How'd i make a website with a login and user profile pages ?

    Answers to the above questions could be the basis for many fun varied projects and asking those questions is how I learnt programming.

    You don't need to learn c++ in 24 hours. Reading the chapter on "polymorphism" at hour 23 won't mean you've learnt it, it takes experience to know how to apply it so don't rush through a book or course. Focus on creating things not learning the language.
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    Yeah, I didn't rush through the book, I took it slowly and made small projects after each new thing learnt. Several months later I nudes tans OOP very well


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    Did a couple of codecademy courses in HTML/CSS and PHP, should be good enough to produce a website?

    Nah, I just forgot it all. :facepalm2:
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    Exactly, codecadamy is not a good way to learn.

    Unless, maybe try applying what you learn from it to your own personal small projects as you go alomg


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    I went and produced an app, made like £1k from it...


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