I'm an LSAT tutor in Montreal. I'm learning programming, because I think it will be very useful for my LSAT website.
I'm following this method, recommended by Joel.
Many people replied that the method looked "hard". I looked at it and thought "I could do that in three months?". I had previously viewed K & R and SICP as books for experts.
I started reading code Christmas 2011. As of February 2012, I'm on the pointers chapter of K & R.
I highly recommend Code and K & R for anyone learning programming. It was slow going at first, but I'm going faster as I pick up more peripheral knowledge. You start knowing nothing, but each new thing you learn makes further learning easier. I'm now able to read the reference section at the back, which is really helping clarify sticking points.
I've only asked a couple of questions here so far, but I've been impressed by the speed, clarity and friendliness of the answers. I hope to learn enough to contribute, eventually.
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