Things got really busy in a hurry. I haven’t done the 100 days of code as planned as work started getting extremely busy. I also started studying for my Unisa exam (C++) that I am writing in a couple of weeks.\
I had to finish an AWS Cloud Essentials course for work which took a lot of time and I am working through the RHCSA materials on the side in order to write my RHCSA exam in December/January. I am also looking into writing the first AWS certification in the first quarter.
On top of that I am trying to keep myself busy with Python.
I should be more active after my Unisa exam as I have a few projects ideas of which one of them consists of .Net.
I joined Linux Academy a long time ago but cancelled it because of financial reasons. This week I had another look at them and the courses they provide. There are quite a lot of courses I’d like to do and joined them again.
The idea is to learn more technologies and certify myself on other non Microsoft technologies. Like the saying goes, knowledge is power and I have a curious mind. More to follow on my journey using Linux Academy.
I started a new job a few months ago. With all the changes in my work life I decided to start learning Java as it’s the preferred technology used at our office.
This year was also a new chapter for me as I started my Bsc Computer science degree where I will be doing programming in C and C++. The journey has properly started and I should start blogging more on my experiences with getting to know Java, C and C++. I have a few ideas for programs I’d like to write and release but more on that later this year or early next year.
I’ve been playing with different ways of learning to program like reading books and watching videos.
There’s a huge amount of resources to go and learn and I always felt that videos are the best way for me to learn programming as it is the medium I use to study for my Microsoft exams. That is till I bought the book Beginning C# 6.0 Programming with Visual Studio 2015 by Benjamin Perkins, Jacob Vibe Hammer and Jon D. Reid.
I found it much easier to learn programming from books especially the book mentioned above. My issue is that my mind wonders when watching videos and I noticed that I miss key concepts when watching and following the videos. However, I still use videos to learn programming as it just feels easier to get through the information presented.
Basically what I’m saying here is that I will be working through this book and then come back and blog about my experience using a book to study versus using videos to study.
Click on the links to buy the book Beginning C# 6.0 Programming with Visual Studio 2015 if you also feel that books might be more to your liking in studying a specific topic or technology.