Programming is not easy. At least, not in the sense that it will always be easy for you to learn new technologies successfully. Software development is an ever changing field, which means that if you want to remain relevant then you will have to learn at a rapid pace or get left behind. This is why it's so important to have a solid foundation of knowledge before diving straight into programming languages and technologies.
However, there are also some simple tricks and practices that new coders can use in order to make this process easier for themselves. This article is written to help you make good, consistent progress when learning the programming language of your choice.
- Read! Reading is essential to learning new things. Reading materials in languages that are completely foreign will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by all the details that you haven't experienced before. You can then apply what you read in everyday life situations, which will further help with your understanding and retention of the subject matter.
- Communicate with others! Being able to interact with people in person is an invaluable way of sharing knowledge and experiences with other people who are interested in the subject matter as well.