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Old 01-28-2015, 08:38 AM   #21
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+1, unless you want to code simply for some intellectual stimulation, why bother, unless you have thought of a new killer app and even then, such an app could be handed to professionals for development while protecting you IP rights.
Actually, I am interested in learning the new code systems for intellectual stimulation. I tried the "Code Academy" a while back, it was pretty good, I did well on the basic concepts. Then you get to the level where there was a lot of very specific syntax, and you just had to learn all the rules about 'punctuation', and I just lost interest.

Without a real reason to learn (like a paycheck/raise/promotion that depended on me learning it), I just wasn't motivated enough to slug through learning all that syntax. Got boring very quickly for me.

I'd still like to learn though - has 'Swift' brought code development to the level of 'write that line as I want it, not as I wrote it'? Then I'm in!

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Old 01-28-2015, 10:11 AM   #22
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Because it's fun and enjoyable?
+1, that was my motivation, intellectual stimulation.
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Because it's fun and enjoyable?
right, that is what I meant by intellectual stimulation.
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I am watching a DVD from the library today on brains and aging today. I think learning additional programming languages or packages would be good for keeping my brain healthy. DH wants to learn to play bridge. I have more of a Ferengi attitude: Bridge - there's no profit in that!

If I am going to think that hard I would also like to learn something where I could develop my own products to sell, work part-time or get contract work.
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I am watching a DVD from the library today on brains and aging today. I think learning additional programming languages or packages would be good for keeping my brain healthy. DH wants to learn to play bridge. I have more of a Ferengi attitude: Bridge - there's no profit in that!

If I am going to think that hard I would also like to learn something where I could develop my own products to sell, work part-time or get contract work.
Intellectual stimulation seems so important to living a long and high quality life in ER. I think too many people burnt out in their careers and don't want to do anything that looks like learning.

Not me. A big part of the ER decision was to give myself time for non-career intellectual pursuits.

They have a few good courses on coursea that deal with learning and brain health that you might be interested in.

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They have a few good courses on coursea that deal with learning and brain health that you might be interested in.
Thanks, I will check those out. I borrowed one DVD on brain health from the library so far and bought a used Great Courses DVD on Amazon I've just started watching. I like the Great Courses. Our library has many of the Great Courses but they didn't have the one on brain aging.
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