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Are there certain languages (Java, NoSQL, Fortran, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Kotlin, etc.) where the book's information may be more pertinent?
 
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The tools in the book are language agnostic, but the harder a programming language is, the more useful they will be. So it is not necessarily about the language itself, but about how well you master it. I know Python a lot better than I do JavaScript so I need more help with the latter, but not because it is inherently hard(er).
 
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It sounds as if this is a "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything"-like book tailored to programmers?  I struggled with applying those principles to programming in a meaningful way (especially one that could allow those memories to be very quickly accessed within the confines of let's say a 90 minute Java 11 real or mock certification exam).  So, I really look forward to your new book release.  Thanks for taking on this work.
 
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Charles O'Leary wrote:. . .  I struggled with applying those principles to programming in a meaningful way . . .

So did I. So did all the other experienceed people here on CodeRanch. We were all beginners once, and we all struggled, maybe with different things.
 
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Charles O'Leary wrote:It sounds as if this is a "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything"-like book tailored to programmers?  I struggled with applying those principles to programming in a meaningful way (especially one that could allow those memories to be very quickly accessed within the confines of let's say a 90 minute Java 11 real or mock certification exam).  So, I really look forward to your new book release.  Thanks for taking on this work.



yes that sounds about right! It is basically an introduction to cognitive science book for programmers
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Charles O'Leary wrote:. . .  I struggled with applying those principles to programming in a meaningful way . . .

So did I. So did all the other experienceed people here on CodeRanch. We were all beginners once, and we all struggled, maybe with different things.


That's really reassuring and all the more reason why I look forward to Felienne's new book.  Thanks Campbell!

Felienne Hermans wrote:yes that sounds about right! It is basically an introduction to cognitive science book for programmers


Thanks Felienne!
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Charles O'Leary wrote:. . .  I struggled with applying those principles to programming in a meaningful way . . .

So did I. So did all the other experienceed people here on CodeRanch. We were all beginners once, and we all struggled, maybe with different things.



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So I wasn't the only one to attempt to apply "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything" techniques to programming?  Were there any particular things that you have found thus far, that have helped you personally?
 
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Flashcards are a really good way to quickly memorize things, including syntax. That's really my top tip form the book (although of course there is a lot more stuff there that is useful)
 
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