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Discussion on: The 9-Step Plan For Becoming Dangerous In Any Language

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Kyle Galbraith

Great summary Dennis! I think folks trying to pick up a new language can easily get overwhelmed initially. Documentation can ease some of this burden but it can also make it worse as well depending on the language.

I think creating is the best method of learning for me. I love the idea of building easy to use CLIs in a new language as I really think that a CLI can cover that 20% of a language that your likely going to use everyday.

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Dennis O'Keeffe Author

Yep totally get this! Maybe I was remembering the Rose-coloured memories when writing the part about the docs.

I’ve definitely had my fair share of moments being overwhelmed by the documentation for some languages when trying to get into it too early in the journey.