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A year and not very far?

 
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I've been studying by myself for about a year now, and I know the basics, etc but don't feel like I am getting in a lot lately.. Any suggestions on how long it takes, what I can do to learn more, or any recomended schools?
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> what I can do to learn more

one way is to read every post in this forum, and JIG Intermediate.

try solving the problems the way you would do it - then read the posted
solutions, looking for differences/improvements and 'hey that's a neat way to do it'

if you understand how to do something one way, you will definitely benefit if
you see it done differently (does not mean it has to be better) and try to follow
how it works.

and if you don't understand the alternate solution, don't be afraid to ask.
 
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And most important of all: just go out and code, write software.
And I don't mean exercises from books or websites, but think up a larger project and do it.
If you run into problems, research solutions and implement them.
 
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