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Not true at all. I went from "no computer science background" to a Django junior hire in ~10 weeks of (admittedly quite intense) self-study. I'm now employed as a mid-level programmer making very good money.

My anecdote is about as valid a characterization of whether it's possible in general as your sweeping, baseless generalization.




I got a relative lot of email on this (given that I normally get zero mail it was a landslide) so I blogged responses to the questions I got.

http://mattdeboard.net/2011/11/23/how-i-became-a-programmer/

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