205: How to Learn New Technologies

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By Spec Network, Inc., Kaushik Gopal, and Donn Felker. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode, Donn talks about the best way to learn a new technology from the ground up. Want to learn something new? This episode is for you.

You'll learn Donn's proven 5-step methodology for learning new technology. This is the same method Donn has used for over 2 decades of learning new technology. We hope it helps you.

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The 5 Steps:

  1. Choose a Simple Problem Domain (Note Taking app or Calorie/Protein Tracker)
  2. Do not worry about best practices
  3. Start Small, then go smaller: Super tiny nibbles of work
  4. Build Something Ugly and just "Get it working"
  5. Don't Conflate Technologies if you don't have to. Keep it simple.

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