Originally Posted by tracknut
When I was programming, in school or in jobs, I was doing it probably 12+ hours a day. Books are great as reference manuals, but not as a way to make the stuff stick in your head. Writing programs is the way to remember it.
Originally Posted by oracleguy
Pretty much this, like any skill you need to practice it to get good at it. Just reading about it in a book won't make it stick. You don't need to do it 12 hours a day but you do need to use it.
So the examples in the programming books where you can download the source code and tinker around with it, is that any good? I guess it may help if i downloaded the source code for each chapter and then played around with it.
As for programming little stuff what would you guys recommend? I thought i knew the basic like int.Parse and TryParse but obviously not, have like a brain freeze embarrassing moment. Was doing abit of LINQ and found it good but little complicated at the same time.
Need to go back to basics and start playing about with code and stick to it so it sticks to this stupid brain of mine!