Whether you are an aspiring self-taught developer, a coding boot camp student, or pursuing a degree in computer science, mastering the craft of programming is a continuous struggle. To aid in your learning – courtesy of the Coding Dojo instructors – we bring you seven tips on how to learn to program faster.
1. Learn by doing. Always play with the code as you learn
The sooner you start to play with the code, the faster you'll learn the given concepts. Even if you blaze through a whole chapter of reading and a topic like for loops looks straightforward – so straightforward even a monkey could do it – you will still be scratching your head when required to implement the code for the first time. You will think, “wait, what was that one piece of syntax again?” As the maxim goes, you need to “use it or lose it”, because, despite the development of technology, this ole’ proverb holds true when learning to code.
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