I’m Writing a Book and Need Your Help!
For business users and novices to develop a functional skill set— not developer training
I’ve found writing on Medium.com since the end of 2018 an incredibly fulfilling experience. I never expected to connect with so many people. The readership numbers, thankful messages, and words of encouragement have led me to a conclusion:
There is a gap in programming resources for the individual who wants to “learn to code” but has no intention of becoming a developer.
It’s a 2020 goal of mine to publish a text that cuts through the academics and delivers what we want — a functional skill set.
I can’t speak for other authors — I’ve never interviewed them — but I’m going to do things the right way and begin with my audience.
These people are just like myself. Whether it’s for work or the simple pleasure of learning, basic coding knowledge is an invaluable skill. Unfortunately we get overwhelmed by instructional texts that look like phone books, official language documentation, and community resources like Stack Overflow.
As a business user, you don’t care that method X takes 0.5 seconds longer to execute or isn’t as memory efficient as Y.
If you’re interested in sharing your thoughts and past experiences on learning to code then I’m all ears! If you’re willing to indulge me and answer a few questions about what type of text would be helpful for us “non-developers”, leave me a private note on this article or DM me on LinkedIn.
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