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Zanion

Member Since 04 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2013 01:16 PM

#4993048 Am I making good progression?

Posted by Zanion on 23 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

Your continued dedication to the craft speaks for itself. You have been making consistent progress since spring and are well on your way. In my personal endeavors I try to focus on the regularity and depth with which I am learning and not the quantity. After all, the knowledge you retain by working steadily is far more valuable than the shallow knowledge you will gain by attempting to cram it all into your head at once or moving too quickly. Just make sure to keep pushing forward and introducing new or unique approaches with each new project and before long the question of acceptable progress will become obsolete. There isn't a programmer alive worth their mettle who isn't trying to increase their understanding and knowledge base, they just happen to have more time & experience under their belts. Reallocate the time you spend questioning your progress to new (or even old) and unique projects. One of the best learning experiences I had was writing a fully detailed game design document for a simple game then designing, implementing, and refining my project to a complete game. Try not to get caught in the trap of thinking you need to know everything there is to know and begin carefully executing realistic projects to supplement and advance your learning. To me programming isn't about knowing everything it's about knowing how to approach solving problems and using your resources to find the answers you need as you require. You won't do everything right the first time but you'll quickly figure out how and most importantly Ask Questions! Best of luck =D


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