What advice would you give to someone new to coding?
katyadee (1129)

In the spirit of our new ask features...

  • What advice would you give to a newbie?
  • And what advice do you wish someone had given you?
  • What advice would you give me, personally?
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PaoloAmoroso (77)

What advice would you give to a newbie?

Learn the history of programming languages and computing, you'll have many "aha moments" and feel at home with coding.

And what advice do you wish someone had given you?

Learning to code is a lifelong journey.

What advice would you give me, personally?

Learn the most influential family of programming languages, Lisp.

a5rocks (519)

@PaoloAmoroso Interesting... Any resources on the history of programming you would like to share? (I personally like https://james-iry.blogspot.com/2009/05/brief-incomplete-and-mostly-wrong.html)

PaoloAmoroso (77)

@a5rocks I'm afraid I don't have a single or a specific resource to recommend as I relied on the history of each language by its own community. But the History section of a language's Wikipedia entry is a good, concise start.