Write hundreds of programs

John Carmack, Programmier-Übermensch, erhält eine Email von einem 14-Jährigen, der ihn um Rat fragt, wie er sich das Programmieren beibringen kann.

Carmacks Antwort:

Don’t expect it to be easy, you will have to work at it. Get a few more books from the library that cover beginning programming to go with the ones you have — sometimes a different author explaining the same thing will help a concept click. Go through all of them at least twice. Try to do every problem and exercise, don’t just read them and think you get it. Lots of people that want to program will talk a lot about programming, but not actually write that many programs. You should write hundreds of programs.

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