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How did you guys learn coding? I wonder because I have taught everything I know myself and learn almost nothing about programming in school.

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    Self taught
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    @nblackburn ok, I guess that's the only thing I can do at my age to learn
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    @mightyleguan It's the only feasible way to learn in my opinion because education cant keep up with the rate at which technology evolves.
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    Presently learning MEAN Stack and many others stuffs ...self taught if you want any advices ask me :)
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    Self taught, I never was able to learn any programming from someone teaching me, much easier to mess with things yourself and work out why it didn't work on your own.
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    Same here.

    Although, I got into web development to earn while in college. Knew nothing, but still took the project. Learnt all while working on it.
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    @nblackburn @rajilsaj I am currently learning the MERN stack, because I prefer react over angular and I love JS
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    @mightyleguan I'm looking for a great rest-front architecture with JS b'y the way....I didn't learn Jquery :(
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    @rajilsaj I haven't learned jQuery either , bit I have recently decided on learning js and the MERN stack to do full stack development in js
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    @mightyleguan don't you think you're gonna miss Jquery animation and stuffs ?
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    Mostly trial & error alongside with a shitload of Google queries ^^

    That still is pretty much my way to go
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    @rajilsaj I will see , I can't learn everything at the same time :/ but I will learn react next
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    @mightyleguan i'm just jeaulous of people using ...so huge js lib like backbone , etc what the best Stack for strongand solid back-to-front solution
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    @rajilsaj I don't know much about that , and for the backbone thing: everyone has to start learning somewhere and can't just learn everything at once
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    @mightyleguan you're right
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    I started off with Lua video tutorials, then I used an app on my phone to learn C#. I used it for 6 months and I'm currently using C++.
    It's important to never give up, it's totally worth it!
    What would you like to focus on in programming?
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    @DefiniteGoose mostly web development with js and node , etc. But also some algorithms and ai (neural networks) I am pretty interested in A.I. but web development , especially JavaScript is what I like the most
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    I learned html and css in school, java basics by coding minecraft server plugins, php, mysql and js from some smaller web app projects, nodejs and mongo from other web app projects
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    JavaScript is so popular because it's the easiest to teach yourself (ima). Stackoverflow definitely taught me more than school.
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    Regarding learning in school, it really depends. If your goal is to be a proficient web dev there is nearly no reason to go into cs ed, the scene is too fast for any school to keep up with it. If you on the other hand want to do "heavy" (I am aware of how floaty this term is) programming the fundamentals are almost set in stone and many of those fundamentals are for most people best learned in school.

    I think what's most important for any programmer is learning a good method for coding, a good logic reasoning and adaptability (the book "The pragmatic programmer" is often regarded as a Bible within the scene and a really good read on this topic). Languages are after all a way to express yourself, a tool for accomplishing something, and in that sense using a hammer to put in a screw might work but is not optimal.
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    Trial and error :v
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    Self taught. I can learn it faster myself than listen to a professor blabber for 5 hours. And I love books but I never really understood how people feel the need to learn coding from them. It's slow, gets old really fast and can't be updated
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