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comment How to improve database schema with different n:m and 1:n associations between users/tasks/comments/attachments
@Slevin Please mark this as the answer if it has helped you.
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accepted How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
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comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
Sure, I need to do that. But my ego kicks in and says "You're not good enough to others to do stuff, heck you're not even good enough to be here". I know it sounds silly, and as some people here have mentioned it, maybe I'm just afraid to stress my brain out, but I will, I'll stress that lump of fat till its nothing. Thanks a lot for the suggestion and I shall try to stick to my new habit of scouring SE for interesting questions each day to solve. Thank you for taking you're time out and answering my silly question. I really appreciate it!
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comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
@BSeven You need to check out Peter Norvig's essay on "Learn Programming in 10 years" its similar to this and sheds a ton of light on a few major issues newcomers to programming face.
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comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
Wow, that's an entirely new way of looking at this. Love the way you put it, there will always be something that you'll want to do. I really should start turning my negatives into positives. Thanks a lot. Appreciate it!
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comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
Wow, you've just nailed down the biggest culprit I've ever suspected. My brain, I've always had a problem with getting cold feet, and most of the time I end up sabotaging myself. There's always some excuse I make up to avoid doing what's important. I need to become a hacker and stop worrying about failing monumentally due to past failures. I need to hack my life so that I become the quintessential "Yes man". Thank you for pointing out some of the flaws in me that I really needed to change, and I hope to do that asap. Thanks a ton, and I can never thank you enough for this! Cheers.
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comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
Thank you very much. I am very much interested in Programming ( I do solve problems in my head - and of course in algorithms, flow-charts, etc.) I seem to be lacking the sticking to a project and going on with it and asking for help when stuck on a dead end. ( all of that has to end now, though :) Thanks to SE) Also, I've been hugely interested about HTML5+JavaScript stuff (partial page loading - Mashable implements this in awesome fashion, Answers loading on SE, etc). Don't really know decent resources for them to learn from though (W3C-Schools are supposedly quacks; W3Fools says so!)
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comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
@Wes Baker: Thank you very much for that Hacker News thread. I can certainly relate to the OP's thoughts (although I haven't had it so bad). I (think) have fairly decent knowledge on Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Algorithms, Data Structures, Computer Networks, Cryptography, Data Warehousing, etc. (although I need to brush them up). As I'd said I know all of these subjects from a theoretical POV, and haven't actually done practical stuff on it. Will certainly skim through that thread, lots of awesome advice over there as well. Tyvm!
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comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
+1 for the suggestion to read up on documentation and tutorials. And as for the first part, I agree that a lot of wounds are unhealed. (What is a psychologist doing on this site?) But unfortunately some wounds can't be healed as easily as others. But I've come to terms with them, and frankly they aren't as much of a pain as they once used to be. And being idle only pushes me towards such negative thoughts and the only way to do that is through keeping myself occupied by Coding, etc. Thanks a lot for your suggestions, and you my friend have stumped me with your psychic skills.
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