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35 points by chez17 3373 days ago | hide | past | web | 26 comments | favorite |
|Hello all. Let me give you a brief background of myself, its important to the post, I promise.|
I have wanted to take my abilities to the next level for some time but I didn't know how. A friend of mine wanted to start programming so we decided to learn a language together. We narrowed it down to Python or Lisp. I am now learning Lisp and enjoying it, but I don't know how to proceed. It seems every time I try to read a book, the basic stuff is too basic and the advanced stuff is too advanced. I'm in this limbo where I know enough to be a successful web programmer, but know almost nothing of real programming. The ramblings in this message should convey how upset I am with myself. I just don't get it.
I need some advice. I can't seem to find basic lisp projects to get me going. I have even tried to find home work problems on the web just to get something. Books seem to go from "here's a loop!" to "here's a bunch of stuff that we have never covered and now we are throwing it in!" I don't know how to move forward.
Any thoughts and advice would be most appreciated.
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