If there’s one piece of advice that is given a lot for getting better at
programming it’s reading source code. As a beginner it can be quite
intimidating but as I have gotten better at ruby and acquainted with
various patterns and idioms it started to be less of a brain strain and
But for those times where I’m truly stumped - and there are many - I
often think wouldn’t it be great if there were a few other people
studyign the same code to bounce questions off. Study groups aren’t a
new thing. They’re tried and tested means to improving quicker.
So my question is, is anyone interested in forming some kind of small
study group, perhaps focusing on one project at a time and helping each
other to improve at this essential skill?
We could either start a thread here for a project, read the code by
ourselves and post questions re sticking points? Or we could do it on
the projects own google group.
I initially thought of github, but I dont know, it feels more like a
place to discuss bugs and how to take a project forward. I feel like im
being a nuisance asking what may seem like obvious questions - or am i
mistaken on this?