[racket] Where to learn advanced programming skills?

From: Greg Hendershott (greghendershott at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jul 25 11:26:38 EDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:20 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> You've read a lot already.  I don't know how much practical programming
> experience you have, but this reminds me to make a suggestion for anyone
> reading this email who is learning programming and doing a lot of reading...
> If someone has access to a computer, then my suggestion at this point is
> make sure that they are spending more time practicing programming than they
> are spending on reading.
> By reading books and doing problem sets only, and reasoning about
> programming in their head atop that, then someone might be able to
> understand programming theory as a mathematician might.  But if they want
> intuition and insight into how to build and evolve sustainable systems in
> the real world, then I'm not aware of any substitute for practical
> experience in programming.

Big +1. I started to write a reply, but it drifted long and off-topic
so I made it into a blog post instead:

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