Why Learning To Code Is So Damn Hard (Review)

Steven Kneiser
1-minute read ⚠️ Work In Progress

“What every beginner absolutely needs to know about the journey ahead”

We’re going on a deep-dive through my all-time favorite essay about “learning to code”

*long belch*


I used to recommend this
I used to

…until this awesome piece transferred to a coporate blog with a bland redesign that took all of the soul out of it

I’ll let you judge for yourself 👀


BEFORE acquisition

vcs-old


AFTER acquisition

vcs-new


You hate to see it: a unique, brilliant piece of writing that has been bought & bent into a weird shape. What follows is my curated summary & re-interperetation of this framework, using the images I preserved from the original post.

All credit goes to Erik Trautman!


Confidence

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Resource Density

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Scope of Knowledge

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Putting it all together

Here’s your 3-part answer in 1 image

So why is learning to code
so damn hard?

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The Big Picture


So what should you do?

vcs-blueprint

Again, all credit goes to Erik Trautman
& I encourage you to read the original

⚠️ Full story: coming soon…

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