I'm a CFAR alumnus looking to learn how to code for the very first time. When I met Luke Muehlhauser, he said that as far as skills go, coding is very good for learning quickly whether one is good at it or not. He said that Less Wrong has some resources for learning and assessing my own natural talent or skill for coding, and he told me to come here to find it.

So, where or what is this resource which will assess my own coding skills with tight feedback loops? Please and thanks.

4Ben_LandauTaylor7yChecking for the Programming Gear [http://lesswrong.com/lw/efm/checking_for_the_programming_gear/] contains a discussion of one really strong version of Luke's claim. The comments on I Want to Learn Programming [http://lesswrong.com/lw/4yv/i_want_to_learn_programming/] point to several good ways to start learning and assessing your talent. Also, the programming thread [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/fth/programming_thread/] compiles a bunch of programming resources that may be useful.

Open thread, August 12-18, 2013

by David_Gerard 1 min read12th Aug 2013125 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.