205: How to Learn New Technologies


In this episode, Donn talks about the best way to learn a new technology from the ground up. Want to learn something new?  This episode is for you.

You’ll learn Donn’s proven 5-step methodology for learning new technology. This is the same method Donn has used for over 2 decades of learning new technology. We hope it helps you.


The 5 Steps:

  1. Choose a Simple Problem Domain (Note Taking app or Calorie/Protein Tracker)
  2. Do not worry about best practices
  3. Start Small, then go smaller: Super tiny nibbles of work
  4. Build Something Ugly and just “Get it working”
  5. Don’t Conflate Technologies if you don’t have to. Keep it simple.

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