How to motivate myself to start learning to code
Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:47 PM
Any ideas how to start learning properly? Thanks for anything
Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:17 AM
The other thing is just to force yourself to get started. Once you get started, it's easier to keep going. Tell yourself that you'll just code for five minutes, then go through with that. After the five minutes, most likely you'll want to keep going.
Finally, try to set a specific block of time each day for coding - for example, 7pm to 9pm (or whatever you have time for / whatever works in your schedule). Don't allow yourself to do anything else during that time. If you don't feel like coding, the rule is you have to just sit in front of the computer with the IDE open and the cursor blinking at you. Pretty soon, the boredom will force you to start coding something.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:12 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:05 PM
I realized I needed to build it in small steps, adding only the bare minimum of code needed for the feature I was working on a the moment. I keep a todo list with small pieces of functionallity I want to add. Whenever I thnk of something I want to build that is not directly related to the task I'm implementing at the moment, it goes into the todo list.
This way, I have a working code base I can test and evaluate at all times. I get immediate feedback and motivation, since I don't get lost in the endless chain of "wouldn't it be cool if...".
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