How I learned to code (as a software engineer) using project-based learning.



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“Which programming language should I learn?” I hear this so often from people learning to code, yet I don’t believe that to be quite the right approach. Rather, I’ve always used project-based learning, where I first think of the project I want to build and then pick the language for the job. The fact is, I’ve learned many languages and forgotten them without even using them. It is also not so much the language, as much as the frameworks and ecosystem around a language that delivers its power. Over time, languages fade away and many companies won’t even use certain languages you might know, but the projects you’ve created will always retain value.

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April 1st, 2021 by