I occasionally get emails from people with some amount of programming experience, usually purely academic, asking about how to get started with gaining practical experience. They want to start working on their own side projects, but they don’t really know where to begin.

I find it interesting that people often phrase their question as “what language should I learn?” or “what framework should I learn how to use?”.

The common ground between the responses I give is this: what do you want to build?

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I occasionally get emails from people with some amount of programming experience, usually purely academic, asking about how to get started with gaining practical experience. They want to start working on their own side projects, but they don’t really know where to begin.

I find it interesting that people often phrase their question as “what language should I learn?” or “what framework should I learn how to use?”.

The common ground between the responses I give is this: what do you want to build?

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Created on Oct 17, 2020
By @root