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Discussion on: When was the last time you let yourself be a beginner?

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Maureen T'O

A year ago when I took my university’s Introduction to Programming course (Python) after already having learned Python before. So much imposter syndrome but understood programming concepts I thought I knew much better after it! 😄

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Raphael Jambalos Author

When I was starting out, I tried the code-it-and-hack-it approach. Just googling my way through a problem and eventually, I'll build a complete toolset in coding. I did that for Ruby when I was studying Ruby on Rails. But I think formally learning a language allows us to be more aware of the nuisances of each programming construct.

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Maureen T'O

That’s great! I enjoy learning frameworks the code-it-hack-it approach, and like the formality of learning programming languages formally. I’d like to try the code-it-hack-it approach for language learning though - sounds like a great way to learn to be creative with the possibilities and limitations of learning a new programming language 🙌🏼