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Better way to familiarize myself with Haskell [closed]

I'm a Haskell beginner. I started learning Haskell around 20-25 days back. With a programming day job I am doing this in my spare time because I wanted to learn about functional programming. ...
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How does a beginner programmer find a mentor for learning from doing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find programming mentor? I've been teaching myself basic programming (I can drink 99 bottles of beer with Ruby pretty fast) and I have a decent amount of ...
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What is the best approach to studying TAOCP

I have a question what is the best way to study 4 volumes of The Art of computer programming and Hacker delight by Henry S. Warren ? Is there any website that focus on study group that uses TAOCP? ...
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is it better to spend my free time mastering a language I work with or learning a new one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I focus on being deep or broad I work full time on an android project and am very comfortable with both java and the android framework. On a good day, I would ...
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Pros and cons of hiring a programming tutor [closed]

I've started to learn programming in Python. It seems like every other code I write, the site breaks, and it'll take me hours to figure out the problem. It's not very encouraging at all. I've been ...
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Why is Python recommended as an entry level programming language?

I've read here on P.SE more questions in which beginner programmers are advised to pick Python as their first programming language. Don't get me wrong, I like Python. I like it a lot! But its ...
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Is there a canonical book on mathematics for programmers? [closed]

I'm a self-taught programmer. I am honestly not good in math. What advice you can give to improve my Mathematical skills so that I will not be so insecure around my fellow programmers? What are the ...
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Learning About Data Feeds

How and where can I learn more about financial data feeds? I'm specifically interested in learning how feeds are implemented, i.e. are feeds implemented as SOAP/RESTful Web Services? Or if they are ...
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Using requirements for a completed company project as a basis for a personal learning project

Background: I want to learn, try out new frameworks, tools, languages, but I'm terrible at coming up with something to build. The company I work for recently completed work on building a piece of ...
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Understanding how Code works is the way to actually 'Learn' programming, right?

I have a friend who is struggling with learning how to program (he wants to make games; as do I). Several books, tutorials, etc. His mentality is he has to memorize the code itself, as in the exact ...