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Read a Book, Take a Course

I couldn't walk and I tried to run.
 - John Lennon


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New technologies can be tricky. Sometimes you have to take a step back and let things come to you. You can't approach them with a hidden agenda.

When learning new programming languages, APIs, and operating systems - and no matter some suit's told you to learn something because you're going to write this BIG PROJECT - you have to clear your mind. Put the rest of the agenda out of your mind.

Read a book. Take a course. Better to start with reading a book. The course won't be necessary if you're any good. Get the right book, kick back - and disconnect. Never rush into things - never try to run before you can walk.

As an exercise for those who've already arrived: find five flaws in the graphic below.

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