Having recently taken the plunge and learned to code, I’m trying to work on a new habit: code every day.
In three months at General Assembly, the code Bootcamp I attended, you go through a lot of material quickly. On the plus side, it means you get back into work faster. On the downside, it means you go through everything extremely quickly.
A huge part of learning is simple spaced repetition. This means practice, over time. The “over time” part is important. Its what allows ideas to sink in and really activates your muscle memory. Its how you convert ideas from short-term memory to long-term memory. With the Bootcamp complete and the structure of daily classes removed, I’m sticking to a daily regiment of coding. It’s the only way I see to make this new skill really stick.