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The “science” of learning programming

Feeling the rush of learning programming? Yeah, it’s like skydiving for your brain, right?

But did you know, while you’re navigating the uncharted territories of code, your brain is doing some serious calisthenics?

According to research, when we learn something new, our brains light up like a glitch-free LED screen πŸŽ† as we process and store the information.

But then, suddenly, we hit a wall, and it feels like our neurons are doing the Macarena instead of debugging code.

Good news!

This shift in thinking can actually be beneficial for our understanding of the coding language at hand.

Have you ever struggled with a concept only to come back to it later and suddenly have it click? That’s your brain’s sneaky way of finding a new approach.

But wait, doesn’t practice make perfect?

Well, not exactly. It’s more like practice makes expertise.

The more we practice coding, the easier it becomes because our brains are busy memorizing patterns like a champ.

So, if you want to become a programming wizard πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ, you need one thing: practice.

However, practicing the right way is crucial.

Try different methods of writing code or debugging until you find your eureka moment. πŸ’‘ This will help you create valuable chunks of information or problem-solving methods that you can use when encountering new coding challenges.

Now, here’s the million-dollar question: What to do when you get stuck?

Keep working on it without peeking at Stack Overflow! Sure, it’s tempting to Google the solution like a super sleuth, but by struggling through a difficult problem without giving up or taking shortcuts, you’re developing valuable skills that will help you tackle future coding challenges like a pro. πŸ†

Basically, learning programming can activate your brain in unique ways – especially when encountering roadblocks or frustrations – but expertise comes from consistent and intentional practice.

By trying different methods and working through difficult problems without taking shortcuts, we strengthen our abilities and increase our chances of success in the exciting world of coding.

So keep learning, keep practicing, and soon you’ll be an unstoppable programming force! πŸš€

The author partially generated this content with GPT-4 & ChatGPT, OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation models. Upon developing the draft, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the content to their liking and took ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.






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