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Breaks suck

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mythotical, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    I really need to stop taking breaks when coding. Everytime I start up again I have to relearn certain aspects. Anyone else have that issue? Think its good to take breaks maybe it helps in retaining the information?

    I mean coming back now I don't have to relearn or remember as much as I did the last time I took a break.
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have never had that problem. But I tend to be a very slow and deliberate programmer, biting off little bits at a time and taking time to thoroughly understand and internalize each little bit. So I don't easily forget.
     
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  3. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    See no matter how fast or slow I go, its the same problem. I've had this problem since my teens due to a bike accident but I think this process is helping my memory.
     
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Look at your old code :)
    I wonder if there was a way of documenting what you've learned to make it easy to pick it up when you need the information the next time.
     
  5. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    LOL There is never an easy way of documenting what one person learns. It can become so unorganized in the end.
     
  6. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    What you could do however is while your coding you could create a script that would code for you so that when you take a break you will never have to relearn it. :D

    But seriously so long as you take your time and maybe run through each and every snippet of code a couple of times then maybe you will be able to remember how things work a little better.
     
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  7. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    I think I have learned a lot since I started coding but with certain platforms changing code so many times throughout a year, it becomes a headache to continue keeping up to date.
     
  8. Stevebullman

    Stevebullman Active Member

    I sometimes have this problem simply with posting on a thread :D
     
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  9. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    LOL I hear that
     
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Only issues I have after taking a break is re-training my muscle memory to be as fast as before (With minimal errors).

    That and easing back into working on stuff.
     
  11. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    I usually make notes while reading, I find that helps a lot. Also, I created a post so others can effectively learn how to program with a sweet learning curve (so each step is just that bit further than the last). (Link in my sig if you're interested.)

    Lol sounds like metaprogramming (code that writes code) - something you can do in Ruby :D
     
  12. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    LIES!
     
  13. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Just curious Steve are you still lead developer, developing for and on the xfarcade?
     
  15. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    As of right now no, I believe Kevin found a suitable replacement but he has not sent me any PC's regarding XFA. I had to stop developing on it due to real life and my site needing attention. Now my mods are lacking quite a bit so I need to get them updated but after that I plan to return to XFA.
     
  16. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    Thanks for bringing it up, I feel like an ass. LOL I should have messaged Kevin instead of waiting for him. So I messaged him, offering some help if he needs it but not taking over the project again.
     
  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    There was no way of me knowing if you told Kevin. I assumed after trying out xfarcade yesterday now was a good time to ask about development since you are speaking of projects you have going and last time i checked you are/were developing for it.
     
  18. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    LOL yeah he was aware of it. What do you think of it so far? Any suggestions? You can PC me suggestions for it if you want.
     
  19. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

  20. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

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