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Looking for a mentor in D
Oct 03
eastanon
October 03
I have been reading the D forums for a while and following on its amazing progress for a long time. Over time I have even written some basic D programs for myself, nothing major or earth shuttering.  I have downloaded and read Ali's excellent book.

I would like to dive deeper into D, however sometimes it can get intimidating when I read some of the discussions on the forums and I realise I know nothing.  People argue on and on about a feature or lack of and the future of the language and it starts to cast doubts on my desire to learn and be proficient in D.

I would like to choose D as my go to language and to do that I realise I need a mentor, someone who will walk and guide me and not get irritated by basic questions. I am pretty much a DIY person, so don't worry about mundane issues.  I want to have someone with whom I can discuss some practical choices and algorithms. I am a self-taught programmer and never took CS classes. I am good in R, Python and Ruby.

Please let  me know if you would like to be a D mentor.
October 04
On 2017/10/03 08:54, eastanon wrote:
> I have been reading the D forums for a while and following on its amazing progress for a long time. Over time I have even written some basic D programs for myself, nothing major or earth shuttering.  I have downloaded and read Ali's excellent book.
> 
> I would like to dive deeper into D, however sometimes it can get intimidating when I read some of the discussions on the forums and I realise I know nothing.  People argue on and on about a feature or lack of and the future of the language and it starts to cast doubts on my desire to learn and be proficient in D.
> 
> I would like to choose D as my go to language and to do that I realise I need a mentor, someone who will walk and guide me and not get irritated by basic questions. I am pretty much a DIY person, so don't worry about mundane issues.  I want to have someone with whom I can discuss some practical choices and algorithms. I am a self-taught programmer and never took CS classes. I am good in R, Python and Ruby.
> 
> Please let  me know if you would like to be a D mentor.
I don't have a mentor or anything. I am doing CS next year but I went to school and did IT there (I am almost done with school). I recommend watching some computer science videos (like one on the fundamentals, binary, etc.) and then things start to make more sense (atleast for me).

Also, this is a good place to ask for help and along with the IRC channel (#d on irc.freenode.net).
October 04
On 2017/10/03 08:54, eastanon wrote:
> I have been reading the D forums for a while and following on its amazing progress for a long time. Over time I have even written some basic D programs for myself, nothing major or earth shuttering.  I have downloaded and read Ali's excellent book.
> 
> I would like to dive deeper into D, however sometimes it can get intimidating when I read some of the discussions on the forums and I realise I know nothing.  People argue on and on about a feature or lack of and the future of the language and it starts to cast doubts on my desire to learn and be proficient in D.
> 
> I would like to choose D as my go to language and to do that I realise I need a mentor, someone who will walk and guide me and not get irritated by basic questions. I am pretty much a DIY person, so don't worry about mundane issues.  I want to have someone with whom I can discuss some practical choices and algorithms. I am a self-taught programmer and never took CS classes. I am good in R, Python and Ruby.
> 
> Please let  me know if you would like to be a D mentor.
Oh sorry I see you have read the book on D by Ali. Well we can always help you with your questions then.
October 04
On Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 06:54:01 UTC, eastanon wrote:
> I would like to choose D as my go to language and to do that I realise I need a mentor, someone who will walk and guide me and not get irritated by basic questions. I am pretty much a DIY person, so don't worry about mundane issues.  I want to have someone with whom I can discuss some practical choices and algorithms. I am a self-taught programmer and never took CS classes. I am good in R, Python and Ruby.
>
> Please let  me know if you would like to be a D mentor.

I haven't seen anyone blasted for asking programming questions on these forms as long as they were using D to solve them. Though maybe that wouldn't be true if the forum was consumed by such questions.

Feel free to shoot me an email though Jesse.K.Phillips@gmail.com and we can see how it goes.
October 04
On 10/02/2017 11:54 PM, eastanon wrote:

> I would like to dive deeper into D, however sometimes it can get
> intimidating when I read some of the discussions on the forums and I
> realise I know nothing.

I think it happens to everyone at different level. (Certainly happens to me all the time.)

I find such discussion areas excellent places to improve myself. I started learning C++ on comp.lang.c++.moderated and D here without any CS background myself. Current discussions make it obvious what is in fashion these days and then you go ahead and read a little bit about the ones that are interesting to you.

> Please let  me know if you would like to be a D mentor.

I think it's beneficial to others as well as to you if we keep the conversation on this forum. Many more opportunities to learn from others' questions and many less opportunities of BS by mentors... You can still email me, a person without CS background, at acehreli@yahoo.com. :)

Ali

October 05
On Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 06:54:01 UTC, eastanon wrote:
> I have been reading the D forums for a while and following on its amazing progress for a long time. Over time I have even written some basic D programs for myself, nothing major or earth shuttering.  I have downloaded and read Ali's excellent book.
>
> [...]

Let's try to combine D, Python and programming at isemsoft@gmail.com