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
- Tower Defense Tutorial: 23/73
- Unity in Action (Pg 110 of 352)