A Question of Code

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Summary

Looking at some of the repeating themes from our guests' Top Tips for new devs. This week we look at some of the core skills that you need from the very start of your journey

Show Notes

We've had some great guests on our podcast, and we've asked each of them for their "Three Top Tips" for new developers. All their advice has been amazing, and a lot of the same concepts have come up time and time again. In this miniseries we're looking back at those top tips, and linking the themes together.

This week our theme is "pragmatic learning". There are lots of routes into this industry, and an overwhelming number of things to start learning. Taking a step back to focus on some of the core competencies can be invaluable. So why should you focus on languages rather than frameworks? And what's wrong with copy/paste development (spoiler alert: _nothing!_). Where can you go to learn the things you need to learn? And why should you avoid specializing too early? Find out all this and more in this week's rehashed instalment of A Question of Code.

What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?