December 7, 2010
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Long-time IT professional known as ITscout. See ITscout.org. Currently living on Cape Cod. See Wellfleetian.com.
Best, most wonderful Meetup group! It's very easy to "start" a learning process. It's much harder to "complete" one. The virtual courses setup by the the "Chief Percolator" help enormously in providing an environment that facilitates self-discipline and persistence. Requiring folks to share their work prevents "cheating oneself" of actually learning a new language. It's too easy to skim over exercises in a book and assume you understand what's happening. Having to work through all the exercises yourself drives home the understanding of the material you're reading. My cudos to the Boston PHP leadership team. Your efforts help contribute to Boston's reputation as the learning capital of the world! Thank you!