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@Jasmine Adamson Thanks for the advice. I'll check out that book too - I have no qualms being a dummy. But I'll make sure I'm up-to-scratch before I start applying for, and attending interviews for, programming jobs.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
For the benefit of the non-programmers (like myself) that would like to learn to become good programmers, what practical advice can you give? These days, there is a plethora of courses, books, websites, about programming, and an ever-growing number of programming languages. Being a non-programmer I find it difficult to distinguish between the good and the bad. When I (try to) code, the biggest difficulty I find is knowing the "right" way to code, that is, my finished product does the job, but I have no idea if it is the most elegant solution, or the most secure solution. Is there a book or course or recommended beginner's programming language and approach that is best for non-programmers? I see a lot of books about how to code in this or that programming language, but very few seem to teach you the correct general programming approach, or use real-world examples that are useful. Thanks all.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
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