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Day 31: No Shortcuts

A programming book at the library caught my eye. The front cover proclaimed I could learn C# in one day. Not only would I learn it well, the back cover stated that I could “easily master” the language even if I had never coded before. The entire book from preface to index was 159 pages.

This post isn’t to knock this particular book. In fact, I found it well written in that it built upon concepts in manageable, easy to understand steps. As an introduction to the language, I think it did a fine job.

But to master C#? To learn it well in just one day? Come on now.

There is no magic shortcut to learning a programming language. Beginners should not be discouraged if they don’t pick it up right away. I’m a month in and have barely scratched the surface.

A few days back I started reading “C# in Depth”, got a couple chapters in and decided it would be best to revisit the book when I had a deeper understanding of the language so I could fully appreciate what the author was explaining.

There’s no shame in not understanding everything right away. Learning is a journey with no shortcuts.

Current Progress Status

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Author: Mike@PAUSED

Aspiring indie game developer. Devlog:

One thought on “Day 31: No Shortcuts”

  1. Hit me up if you have any questions about C#. I’ll assist if I can. Coding is a skill that you can only learn by doing. Six months from now you will look at code written today and be like WTF was I thinking? I still do that today, admittedly I’m more efficient at it so it only takes like a day for me to go WTF? 😀

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