Start with a clean slate

January 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm 9 comments

I’ve wanted to learn how to code for some time. Not sure what language I want to start with, but co-workers have come with their fair share of suggestions based on subjective favorites. I haven’t started doing anything tangible toward this goal, but Mashable’s Web Development Series has helped with some of the initial thinking.

I was reading a learning Ruby post earlier this morning and saw this quote from Obie Fernandez (whom I give credit for the title of this post):

“When I came over to Ruby from Java, my first instinct was to try recreating a bunch of concepts and architectural patterns that I already knew instead of learning new ones more appropriate to Ruby. Don’t try to bring over your old idioms and patterns, because they’ll just weigh you down.”

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Leave your baggage behind, and start with a clean slate. Previous learnings are valuable, but sometimes we base decisions on preconceived notions acquired in inapplicable circumstances.

When starting a new job, new project, or new relationship try starting with a clean state. Results I’ve seen from this behavior have been very encouraging. I’ll let you know how it works in my coding adventure.

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