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General Discussion

Hossam Khalifa
Hossam Khalifa
17,200 Points

How should a programmer learn a new language ?

How should a programmer learn a new language after having a solid foundation in programing concepts. For example I learned Ruby and I understand all or most of the concepts. How should I start leaning Python without beginning the treehouse course and start hearing what a variable is and so on. Should I take certain courses? Should I start reading? What should I do ? Thank You?

2 Answers

Just start. Begin somewhere and adjust from there!

Rob B
Rob B
11,677 Points

Hossam,

Just start taking any of the courses. I have studied Jaca, C++, and C# in college, and JavaScript and Python from here. All of the concepts stay the same. The only real thing that changes, for the most part, is the syntax of the particular language. One program requires Capital letters on the first word for some command, while some languages don't use the semicolon as much. Personally, I am not too proud to go over the basics again and again. It's good practice to get those concepts more deeply instilled.