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Dreaming in Code?!

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I know very little code at this point. Mostly HTML, CSS and a sprinkling of JavaScript and Python.

That was clearly enough for my brain to generate some imaginary lines and fill the gaps in a night of wild dreams.

I guess any code language works much like human languages with grammars, vocabularies and punctuations.

So dreaming in code isn't all that odd?!

Whether you're learning Japanese or JavaScript, Portuguese or Python, you need to read, repeat and regurgitate.

I hope that's what my mind attempted last night. Not the most visually inspiring of dreams, but certainly vivid.

Has anyone else experienced something similar? Has anyone tried applying language learning tricks to learning coding?

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When I learned Korean I would just repeat stuff until I remembered it. Seems to work great for learning the basics of programming. It's not enough to know the concept, I have to drill it for a bit and develop muscle memory.


Oh, how's your Korean now? Very cool script. Pretty easy compared to other languages.


Lol, it's been a whole bunch of years since I had to use it. Very rusty now. I was almost fluent at that time.

Can you still read it? I can read Arabic aloud, no idea what I'm saying anymore though. Hahaha

Yes exactly. I still know the alphabet, can still read and understand a few words, but mostly have no clue what I'm reading. 😂😂 I can still speak some words hear and there and differentiate between a korean speaker and other asian speakers.

Now I'm wondering if computer language is the same in that regard too.

Recognizing and remembering bits, I guess it is.

Did you ever get into Korean cinema? I watched a fair number of films, but at over 2 hours long when Hollywood was still putting out 90 minute movies, they weren't easy watching.

Yeah I'd say it's similar. Also weird how all these languages try to be different and wind up the same because the way to solve problems are the same(Looking at you, for loop in almost every language) lol. Yep I've watched a lot of korean films, anime etc. Wound up marrying a Korean (who doesnt speak a lick of it, lol).

Really?? You could always have taught your spouse. hehe

Funny how life is unpredictable.

I moved to China, met my Filipino partner and we ended up in Spain. (That's the quick less "funny" version)

I've taught her some. We've been talking about learning it together, probably start that soon. I have so much on my plate right now lol.

I forgot the bit about how we met through our interest in Korean culture.

Yeah, my Spanish is taking a back seat to web development right now.

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Former online language instructor turned web developer who is learning JavaScript.