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I was curious, just arrived, and wondered if anyone can offer me some sage advice... if the answers exist.
I'm new to programming, have only gone thru a basic ebook course using python, so I understand some basic concepts but nothing functional. I keep having these ideas I want to put together, (mostly games, but some other misc projects as well) but I have no idea if they are even possible or marketable (and frankly I don't care - it's about the end result for me, not the money. Phooey!). And so far it looks like I have to have a 4-year degree to even [b]begin[/b] on anything...
Um... Yeah. Not too keen on taking classes (esp. on my own!), I have thought about getting someone to teach me, but that doesn't seem to happen usually... and um... I'm broke. For me it'd be best to be taught thru working on a project, but that doesn't seem to be available either... So not sure where to begin?
Anyway, I'm not complaining or looking for a shortcut or anything, just seeing if anyone has any advice for an aspiring programmer. Basically, I just want to create, for personal interest, a project or ten; and I want to learn to program - because (mainly) it's cool, and for the skills.
Also wondering if anyone else has run into this.
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