DEV Community

Cover image for Learn Coding With Pomodoro Technique

Posted on

Learn Coding With Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro. Have you heard it? The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, from the Italian word for 'tomato', after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student.

And, here it's a practice example:
Alt Text

So, based on this technique, i modify a bit to help you learn coding. So let's start.

What all you need

  • one project concept.
  • code editor.
  • any timer, you can use analog or digital.

The rule

So, here it's the rule. I have classify this technique with 3 steps. First, read. Second, write. Last, read+write.

At first, we read all documentation that we need. In this step, you are prohibited from doing any coding stuff, you also prohibited to note anything from the documentation that you read. This step duration is 5 minutes.

After read the documentations, you need to write the code now. In this step, you are prohibited to read any type of documentation. This step duration is 10 minutes.

Read + Write
Lastly, in this step, you can read documentations and write the code at the same time. You can correct your wrong code, or write the forgotten syntax. This step duration is 10 minutes. After this step, you can take a short break (5-10 minutes).

You can do that 3 steps for some cycles. So here it's the technique conclusion:

  • read 5 minutes
  • write 10 minutes
  • read+write 10 minutes
  • break 5-10 minutes

This technique help me 2x faster to learn a new language. That's all, Thanks for reading!

Top comments (0)