On 3/24/2010 4:47 PM, Kyle Banerjee wrote:
> Just so I can use some of my favorite technical jargon, you need to find a
> "reference implementation." That's a fancy way of saying, find the simplest
> example you can. Then just copy and tweak the code until you grok
> it. There's an infinite amount to learn, so just take on things one at a
This is some of the best advice. Reading and adapting good code has
been my favorite way to learn. There was a discussion a couple years
back on a code4lib code repository of some kind. I'd love to
resurrect this idea. A private pastebin might be a decent option. I
also know that a number of us use GitHub, which allows for collecting
syntax highlighted code snippets and has some nifty social networking
features that let you follow other coders and projects. GitHub is
certainly not a solution for a code4lib repository but is another way to
share code and learn from each other.
I'm happy to help in any way to push this forward.