Just a quick update on my programming self taught lessons. I’m now doing approximately 1 hour a day if not more. Spent some of Friday night and Saturday night doing more python lessons.
In the last few days, I’ve gone from lesson 12 to lesson 18 in Learn Python The Hard Way (LPTHW).
I started playing with Ruby as well, as a lot of startups use it. I was reading about the differences between Ruby and Python. A few of the responses on Quora suggested that I use Try Ruby. Its an interactive way to learn Ruby, without the chat type responses and gamification layer of Code Academy. It was pretty good, but was easy to get stuck and not know what to do. I eventually abandoned it after level 5. I feel that I should concentrate on Python and get a basic understanding of that before I move on.
With LPTHW, I feel like I’m learning by forcing myself. The lessons are kinda boring and it is harder to learn. You have to run come commands from the bash terminal and fix them when things go wrong. Its definetly not as fun as Code Academy. The engagement level is much higher on Code Academy because it is enjoyable and that is more of a style of learning I look forward to. Its given me some ideas on how to apply gamification into our Native Tongue products as well.
I’m out like the economy,