"How to learn WPF (or anything else)"

While searching up additional resources on WPF, I stumbled across a neat little article on Philosophical Geek titled "How to learn WPF (or anything else)". Its a short read, and it perfectly matches my own feelings about learning a new language, technology, or piece of software: I've always found that its your own interest in something that can make or break your ability to learn about it. If you need to learn a new language, do the following: get an idea about what you can do with the language from examples, pick something that you would like to see done with it, and figure out how to make it happen.



David Boyer's Gravatar I totally agree. Always found the best motivation for learning something new, is to have something to do with it. I had heard of ColdFusion before but didn't have any want/need to learn it until I started a job where I needed to use it, then then motivation was there. Even further back, I made great progress learning PHP when my former clan started pestering me to make a website.
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Jon Hartmann, July 2011

I'm Jon Hartmann and I'm a Javascript fanatic, UX/UI evangelist and former ColdFusion master. I blog about mysterious error messages, user interface design questions, and all things baffling and irksome about programming for the web.

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