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Re: To be Good at PERL

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on May 08, 2013 at 14:13 UTC ( #1032613=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to To be Good at PERL

      My objective is to know PERL very well.

Son: How do I get to Carnegie Hall?
Father: Practice. Lots of practice.

The point of that old saw is that to be good at anything requires practice. It doesn't matter if it is Tae Kwon Do, baseball, riding a bike, carpentry, brewing beer or writing code. You start off at a particular skill and get better with practice. How much progress over a delta of time depends on your inborn aptitude for that skill. I'll never be a Major League baseball player because I don't have the aptitude (nor interest) in achieving that level of skill.

One of my passionate pursuits in in the realm of culinary arts. I am a crappy baker (aptitude and interest strike again) but can cook seven course dinners that cause people that have experienced them to question why I never opened a restaurant. Yet I remember 40 years ago some of the stuff I cooked being barely edible.

So.. keep coding... keep practicing. It also might hep to track down someone to mentor you and critique your code.


Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg


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