The first principles of programming

May 7, 2018 Roger Huang


I recently wrote a 80-page guide to how to get a programming job without a degree, curated from my experience helping students do just that at Springboard. This excerpt is a part where I focus on getting all the way to the first principles of programming, a skeleton that will help you learn more effectively. This is the approach to learning that Elon Musk favors — and it’s something that can help you get back to the foundation of learning programming effectively.  1- Programming is about manipulating data At its core, programming is about moving data and playing with it.…

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