@mdszy That feeling, yeah. Whenever something like that happens to me I start to wonder if I accidentally solved a different, easier problem.
P means pending, not poem. Red P means it's gone beyond the average response time. Is that good? Bad? Probably just means the mostly-volunteer staff of the journal is overwhelmed.
So I found one that has a lot of code samples and might be just what I need
@migurski I had not thought of doing that. It's a good idea, actually. Self-taught always leaves conceptual gaps.
It turns out I had somehow picked up the concept of functional programming without knowing what it was called, and in pretty much every new section there's a bit that makes me go "oh so that's what that is/how that works/why that doesn't work"
Basic Data Structures, Object Oriented Programming, and Functional Programming. Projects and more advanced challenges are interspersed. I'm going back through and filling in what I missed.
Which was very frustrating and difficult and I definitely missed some foundational concepts learning that way.
It also makes me think that most people and programs teaching programming don't actually base their curriculum enough on cognitive science, and that's why learning programming is so hard. It's not intrinsically harder than learning a human language or calculus. But we teach it very poorly.
Lecture, with slides, from a recent Write the Docs meetup
Human Learning: How we Learn, Why it Matters
Useful if you're trying to learn something, or to teach people something. Based on scientific study of cognition and learning rather than popular but disproven myths like "learning styles".
"We already have nice things, and other reasons not to write in-house ops tools"
(good article by a v smart acquaintance of mine about why you shouldn't home-cook your ops tools, which reminded me of the earlier musing about what I see as drawbacks of a headless CMS)
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