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Jimmy Nguyen1,940 Points
New to programming, What do you recommend I should do?
I am having some trouble with the Java track. What do you guys recommend I should do?
- Restart the whole course?
- Buy a introductory textbook to java / Which book?
- Keep taking the course?
- Try a different language?
jason chan31,008 Points
Phone gap or cardova is browser wrapper for android and apple apps. Plus you can use the unity engine to make games which is C# and the games will work for all platforms.
Python is also a easy first language, but here in team treehouse the course is very rigorous. Happy hacking ;)
Keep on practicing. Do white boarding and use pen and paper to write code. Get a code buddy to review your code. Or try to create comments in your own words what the code is trying to do.
Mike Me5,148 Points
I know for me personally with languages I struggle with learning I try to take just chunks at time such as 1 treehouse video and code challenge a day and just keep hacking at it until I figure out the challenge. CSS was one of my big trouble spots and by just limiting how much I did and going over it again and again, I got it. It probably also though will be worthwhile to spend some time in another language to get a better feel for programming before jumping into java.