The best way to get started with a new programming language is to build something.

I’m not going to tell you what that “something” should be, but I will give you some tips on how to make it happen.

1. Start Small

When I first learned Python, my goal was to write a web crawler for Reddit comments (a project which never materialized). The problem was that the more I learned about writing web scrapers and parsing HTML, the less interested in doing so I became. It got really complicated really fast

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