Since this is a programming blog, it would be sacrilegious to change the title. (I did remove the exclamation point.)
Right now, I’m a high school teacher. In two days I’ll be unemployed, and three days after that I’ll be a full-time computer programmer. I mostly taught myself. This blog will be about how I did that: What worked for me, what didn’t work for me. Maybe I’ll be enough help that future self-taught programmers will have an easier time learning.
Here’s the thing: Correcting you when you make stupid mistakes does you a huge favor. It keeps you from typing all day and then finding out nothing works. It keeps you from being one of those terrible, weirdly-written, incomprehensible Stack Overflow questions that gets downvoted into oblivion 5 seconds after it’s posted. It lets you practice double-checking some details before you’re in a position to really screw up. I recommend codecademy, I just don’t recommend it be used exclusively.
Year 1: Automating parts of my day job.
During Year 2, I started doing a lot more programming, so that year will need its own post.
Till then, happy learning!