I think this is pretty solid advice:
I found this course by Andrew Mead to be a great introduction.
Seems cory and cpac did not read my text: “I am not looking for a lecture-based course, since I tend to fall asleep in that situation.” But probably someone else will like your advice. I have not started on anything yet, so I am still open for suggestions.
What would be a not lecture based course?
Maybe a personal trainer or teaming up?
Is there any local meetup in your city?
Do not get me wrong I just want to understand what could help you?
We have a fine Drafts scripting reference. I just think a cookbook might work.
Love that idea.
Google says lecture is an educational talk to an audience. Somebody talking to me. There is nothing wrong with learning that way. I think it is me that is odd for falling asleep My teachers often were surprised when I got good grades after having slept trough their lectures.
Reading a book is not lecture based in my way of thinking. The same goes for https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn which is hands on writing code yourself.
A cookbook is a great suggestion!
Do you have a link to TADpole?
The documentation for the library is available here - https://tadpole.thoughtasylum.com
If you grab and setup the ThoughtAsylum Action Group it will put the library file in your Drafts scripting folder.
I heard about https://codecombat.com/about
You really should give that a shot. There are ways to learn JS or Python, heck even C++ in a game world. Freemium!
I think the most important thing is to learn to split a problem in to manageable tasks.
Thats like trying to sole a multistep problem with one regular expression stead of doing it in two or three layers. (E.g. line wise processing in combination with a simpler regex, state based parseing or string splitting instead of a complex coding structure)
Is that what you are looking for?
So a tip to all:
Use a Mac to get into coding with drafts.
(I still refuse it but I am a software engineer with some decades of coding experiance - so using iOS mainly is a challenge I want to take)
That is certainly not lecture based. Looking into it now. Your link is not working though. Use this https://codecombat.com/about
Thanks. I played with my kids (10, 8 years - native German speakers) today at it was great fun!