On a recent edition of the Versioning Newsletter, there was a link across to a discussion between @Adam and @ralphm on learning to code. The discussion was around a recent article by Daniel Voicu published on Medium.
As I read the article and the comments, it struck me how much it resonated with my own experience, and clearly with others, particularly the point about translating what you learn from tutorials into writing your own code. The number of times I’ve found myself going through learning some concept, typing out code line by line (and inevitably debugging it, then finding myself presented with an exercise to solve a problem, and staring blankly at the screen, is… well, a good few times.
So what has been the experience of others in learning, and what did you do to overcome the barriers you encountered?