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Hey guys, I've been thinking lately about the process of learning new languages (especially in the context that you already have some languages under your belt). In my personal experience, I typically slosh around through tutorials and documentation and tinker with stuff til I get it. There's usually a weird sort of mental milestone where I suddenly realize that I can now seriously tackle non-trivial projects (i.e write something useful).
This is ok, but Id like to boil down learning a language into a set of "core essentials" - the stuff you need to be comfortable doing in order to tackle a real project.
My thought is that if we know the foundational concepts of programming languages in general, then we could design a set of simple exercises that can help someone get up to speed very quickly.
I'm thinking about this while reading through the guides/tutorials for elixir, (and plan on writing out these exercises to teach myself as I go) but id also plan on writing up the equivalent set of exercises for Haskell as well
I have a set of concepts I've written down here - but I'm interested in if anyone else has any ideas to contribute here