J Cole Morrison
J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison

Startup Engineering, former Techstars Hackstar and AWS Solutions Architect. Based out of Sacramento, California.


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A Pavlovian Approach to Learn Coding

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A Pavlovian Approach to Learn Coding

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So, when I say "function" what do you think of? I think of pretzels, chips and salsa, pasta, and ... well ... my mouth starts to salivate. Strings, variables, arrays, and objects just make me think "mmmm yummy."

When I first started coding. I hated it. I mean like a ton. Took me 3 months to make one dumb website. It was for this economics tutoring idea I had.

After a 2 month stint of not touching it, I started again. But I changed it up:

I started eating anytime I did anything related to code.

I know it sounds goofy, but between that and always standing when I was learning (and opposed to sitting), my desire to do so became easy.

It's not something I came up with out of brilliance or anything (I'm sure someone else has done it). But it started back when I was studying economics in college. I just couldn't stay awake. So I started eating these little caramel candies constantly while I'd study. And all of the sudden, economics was yummy. (And since now I have to get a crown on one of my teeth........)

Some unexpected results are that when I hear Jeffrey Way or Simon Allardice (two online course teachers for code) my mouth also salivates. Lynda.com and Tutsplus are excellent places for video courses.

Anyway, I hope this helps someone. It sure helped me to love it, even if it was rather primitive.

Edit: Just to make things clear. -I- run a ton. So, if you take this approach, you should probably exercise.

J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison

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Startup Engineering, former Techstars Hackstar and AWS Solutions Architect. Based out of Sacramento, California.

J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison

Startup Engineering, former Techstars Hackstar and AWS Solutions Architect. Based out of Sacramento, California.