Common Tips to Read Programming Books

Some tips to keep in mind:
It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.
No need to rush all the way to the end of the book. Complete just one or two chapters per day. Never let your eagerness burn you out.

You MUST write all of the code yourself.
This is a good ol’ advice. Coding just won’t stick in your head without writing all of the code yourself. Resist the temptation to copy and paste.

Learning by doing is good.
Don’t worry if you don’t “get” what you’re doing right away. Just writing code will lead to plenty of “A-ha!” moments.

Taking a break is a legit solution.
If you get stuck, try taking a break.

Programming is not a memory game.
No need to remember every detail you learn. The main goal is to learn how to think about solving problems. From that point, Google becomes your greatest ally.

You need support.
Surround yourself with people who can support you in doing what you want to do.

It’s meant to be fun.

Codingcraft is hard, but it’s a lot harder when you lose sight of why you wanted to write code in the first place.



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