What do you do when you don't know how to progress in coding?

by Kex
  • Kex 03-03-2019, 01:32 PM
    Long ass title, says everything.
    I've experienced this many times, where I just don't know how to advance, I can't figure out a way to make that program work. I usually ask Google-chan for help, but if that doesn't help, I'm pretty much done, I stop coding, then maybe come back to it later that day, or another day. What do you do if this happens?
  • malmon 03-03-2019, 04:32 PM
    If ddg/google/stackoverflow don't have the answer, I usually go to my housemate, or @'Senko-San'. If it's something specific to Void Linux, I ask in their IRC.
  • Steph 03-03-2019, 08:27 PM
    Glad to know you need help so little then @malmon :P
  • malmon 03-03-2019, 09:38 PM
    (03-03-2019, 08:27 PM)Senko-san Wrote: Glad to know you need help so little then @malmon :P


    Most of my programming recently has been SystemVerilog ^_^'
  • _____ 03-09-2019, 11:58 PM
    (03-03-2019, 01:32 PM)Kex Wrote: Long ass title, says everything.
    I've experienced this many times, where I just don't know how to advance, I can't figure out a way to make that program work. I usually ask Google-chan for help, but if that doesn't help, I'm pretty much done, I stop coding, then maybe come back to it later that day, or another day. What do you do if this happens?


    hmm

    it can be helpful to give it a day to sit sometimes maybe...

    what works for me is planning everything on paper beforehand, using drawings and things. and then, if it's something in C, tossing out all the header files first before actually implementing anything

    it feels like, if you rush in before you know where you're going, it's too easy to get lost this way
  • tftp 03-10-2019, 12:10 AM
    you can message me if you have any problems i might be able to help
  • tng3 04-06-2019, 10:01 AM
    I usually brute force my way out of any topic. Whenever something is hard enough to make me want to stop, I keep at it for a few weeks. After that I usually have gained sufficient background to finish whatever I was doing in the first place.

    I hope I made it clear what my point was.

    What we often lack is big picture.

    Also, theory is important. Since I learned about data structures and how to implement them, everything became easier, for instance.

    Good luck anyway.
  • Yuu 04-07-2019, 03:53 PM
    I usually ask some of my friends for insights and ideas. Always nice to get a second pair of eyes on it.

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What do you do when you don't know how to progress in coding?