Ask HN: How to start career in programming?

I advise you to ask yourself are you good at problem solving, reading, and thinking about things logically. While I believe that it is possible for everyone to learn to program, they may not like it in the end. If you can stand being stuck on a problem, troubleshooting for hours to days, then finding out the solution was something fairly simple in the end without being utterly infuriated, this might be the job for you!

In terms of actually learning, I remember this being posted sometime ago, perhaps a good place to start. https://github.com/jwasham/coding-interview-university/blob/…

Edit: Actually thinking about it this is probably a good point following taking one of those coursera, udemy, or codeacademy courses to give you the absolute fundamentals, then build up from there. The repo posted above contains a lot of the actual computer science related material you would learn in a classical university education.

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