Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Java Challenge Day 2: OOP

After Day 2 I'm already 60 pages into the book, covering a lot of theory and introducing vocab words. If this was a high school classroom, I'd be spending a lot more time on the concepts. I even had trouble absorbing it all through just the written text. Writing the example code was somewhat helpful, but a new programmer would simply be copying from the book with little idea what each statement does.
This is the unfortunate thing about writing code in a foreign language. People get turned off very quickly with a linear, dry approach. Today was a good reminder of what beginning programmers feel when they realize writing code is a lot harder than plug and play or downloading the latest app.