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I told my mentor programmer to teach me programming. He said am to old to learn it but am beginning to think he's not telling the truth. May i know what you think about my mentor response? I'll appreciate your consent.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Unless you are 125, I seriously doubt you are too old to learn it.

    If you want to learn programming, give yourself a task, then figure out how to do it.

    Great sites for learning include:

    php.net
    wordpress.org
    tizag.com

    I self-taught myself PHP at the age of 40, although I did have previous programming eduction in the 80's.
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    • Profile picture of the author copymarketing
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Unless you are 125, I seriously doubt you are too old to learn it.

      If you want to learn programming, give yourself a task, then figure out how to do it.

      Great sites for learning include:

      php.net
      wordpress.org
      tizag.com

      I self-taught myself PHP at the age of 40, although I did have previous programming eduction in the 80's.
      I quite appreciate your encouragement and the useful great sites you sugested. I'll do as you've pointed out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    I see no reason why you could not learn to program if you wanted to. I taught my 85 year old grandfather to use a computer, word processor, internet etc and he eventually picked it up just fine.

    He was well impressed when I showed him all the WW2 bombers on youtube!

    Anyway, I think the main thing with programming is that you actually sit down and practice as you read. Simply reading a book from start to finish does not enable to really learn anything.

    As long as you're enjoying what you are doing I think it's possible to learn almost anything at any age.
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    • Profile picture of the author copymarketing
      Originally Posted by Mark72 View Post

      I see no reason why you could not learn to program if you wanted to. I taught my 85 year old grandfather to use a computer, word processor, internet etc and he eventually picked it up just fine.

      He was well impressed when I showed him all the WW2 bombers on youtube!

      Anyway, I think the main thing with programming is that you actually sit down and practice as you read. Simply reading a book from start to finish does not enable to really learn anything.

      As long as you're enjoying what you are doing I think it's possible to learn almost anything at any age.
      Nice tips. This will sure help.
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  • Profile picture of the author aems
    Its never too late....
    well if you think you can do it than no one in this world can stop you from doing that thing!
    Hope you have started taking some programming lessons??
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    you listened to him ? I never heard of that before, he could say that you don't have the ability to be pro if he doubt your ability to understand but never too old to learn.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      you listened to him ? I never heard of that before, he could say that you don't have the ability to be pro if he doubt your ability to understand but never too old to learn.

      More likely the dude was looking for an excuse that would give him cover for not wanting to teach.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    Quite a show-off he is...My students are on average 40 - 50 years old , the oldest was 91 when I taught him web site design and installing PHP scripts with MySQL database + copywriting. He's now 92! Take that!

    Bernard St-Pierre
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    Age does not matter to learn, what matters is your willingness to learn programming.
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  • Profile picture of the author cherryberry
    There is no age for learning. As everyday we learn something. If you really need to learn programming you must go for google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Struve
    All it takes is the desire to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    The only limitation on learning a new skill is you alone, you can do anything you want no one can stop you except yourself, find your self a new guru,
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  • Profile picture of the author wcardinal
    How is he a "programmer mentor" if he won't teach you?

    Not only that, he is negative.

    Get a new mentor.
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  • Profile picture of the author derricks4
    You can't even call him a mentor. He doesnt deserve that title.
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  • Profile picture of the author prtt75
    you don't need a mentor. there are plenty of tutorials online. Start with the basic. Decide what language you want to learn. (PHP, Javascript, ASP, RoR, etc.). Learn the basic syntax. solve simple problems first and gradually challenge yourself. some people are not born with this talent so have a feel for it first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silke
    You are never to old to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Leave that mentor who thinks age is a prob for learning anything. If you have the will there is a way......oops..big words..lol
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  • Profile picture of the author espe
    find another mentor!
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  • Profile picture of the author michalsemen
    It is my ever wish that I can start programming specially when it comes to JAVA and PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Rob
    There's no age limit for Learning. He's Just Discouraging You.
    Find Another One!!
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