How I Failed, Failed, and Finally Succeeded at Learning How to Code - Technology - The Atlantic

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Very interesting piece on learning to program.

For a while I thought I didn't have the right kind of brain for programming. Maybe I needed to be better at math. Maybe I needed to be smarter. But it turns out that the people trying to teach me were just doing a bad job. Those books that dragged me through a series of structured principles were just bad books. I should have ignored them. I should have just played.