"The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it." - Dennis Ritchie
So, how are you learning - By writing programs or by Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V? 😛

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    The two are not mutually exclusive 😉

    This, however, is one reason why I'm still a bit fan of recommending someone learns a programming language from a book rather than from online material. Back when I started there was no copy paste option - you had a book or two, a big ring bound reference binder,and that was it. If you wanted utility functions or libraries, you almost always had to write them yourself.

    I'm not nostalgic enough that I'd say we should all go back to bulky ring binder reference manuals -- but the fact there were no shortcuts was certainly a nice side effect for thorough learning back then.
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    Codingame, actually.

    I watched a "Python in 75 minutes" video to get the lay of the land and then I started tackling the challenges on Codingame in python (even the one I've already done in bash or ruby)

    I'm seriously addicted to comprehensions now. Send help.
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