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Re: Re: [ljc] To old to learn new tricks!!!

From: Richard C.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:22 PM
Hi,
   I know many people who made or are making career switches into technology and development.

There is no age ceiling on it.

What makes people succeed at it, is their determination to stick at it and learn the skills. This comes to you best from actively programming and finishing software.

Theory is useful at certain stages, but it is no substitute. 

Work through actual coding exercises, and try different languages until you arrive at one that suits your ability to make progress. Always type up the examples, and run them yourself, it is much more important than just reading the code.

Regardless of what long term solution you think of (in terms of certs, full time education), actively programming is key.

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