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digitalmars.D.learn - Looking for a mentor in D

reply eastanon <biorelated gmail.com> writes:
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.
Oct 02
next sibling parent "Tristan B. Kildaire" <deavmi disroot.org> writes:
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).
Oct 04
prev sibling next sibling parent "Tristan B. Kildaire" <deavmi disroot.org> writes:
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.
Oct 04
prev sibling next sibling parent Jesse Phillips <Jesse.K.Phillips+D gmail.com> writes:
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.
Oct 04
prev sibling next sibling parent =?UTF-8?Q?Ali_=c3=87ehreli?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
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
Oct 04
prev sibling parent Igor Shirkalin <mathsoft inbox.ru> writes:
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
Oct 05