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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?

1 Answer

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

I would recommend Treehouses Python courses even if you know how to program. The trick is you still need to learn about variables and loops and classes again just this time it won't be as hard. This is because every language handles these things differently. In say Java you need to give variables a type, in python they are dynamic. In Java a for loop is different then a for loop in python (which is technically closer to a foreach loop like php has). If you know the concept just watch the video faster or loop up parts and skip what you know. It never hurts to review a little anyway.

--Ricky