This is inspired by an article by chromatic from ages back, about your programming force multipliers. I think improving your learning is a major “force multiplier”, so this is about how to do that. Observation 1: Most programmers are on a life-long learning mission. Actually, all programmers are.┬áProgramming is about solving problems. You must pick up something from that. Observation 2: Learning happens at different speeds, both between individuals and within the same individual. One day you get the point of mod_perl and burst forward, after ┬ámaking CGI-scripts in the same way for three years. At the same time your colleague kept discovering new cool skills every week. Accordingly, most programmers should be concerned not about their learning, but also[…]