Thank you for doing the giveaway and being here on the forum. Looking at the books description on Amazon I'm unable to determine if your book is appropriate for a person like me. Please let me know your thoughts. I've wanted to learn to be a programmer since I was a kid in the 1970s. I've tried many times and have realized I may simply lack the cognitive ability and/or intelligence to do this kind of work. My wife of 15 years has observed as we interact with people such as repair people in our home or out in retail sales/service personnel encounters it appears to take me an inordinate amount of time to process what someone says in order to respond. Every attempt I've made at learning to code has ended with me getting to the point of making the transition to object oriented programming. It seems once I try to deal with polymorphism and inheritance I start to have real difficulty in understanding what I'm doing. What stops me cold is problem solving. It seems I have an insurmountable obstacle with this task. Often I know I lack domain knowledge. Of course I can't write code to solve a problem, if I don't understand the problem. For example, a recent attempt was to create a knowledge base web application. Of course I can Google this and likely find an example, but at that point, I'm nearly taking someone elses existing application and tweaking it to be my own. Honestly at the moment, I've let go of the goal to change careers to be a programmer. (I'm 52 and "legally blind". Very hard to find am employer when you have two strikes against you from the word go.) My goal now is simply to do it for my own benefit. So, having said all of this, might your book help me learn how to write code such that I could actually write a complete application of my original work?
Forgive my long-windedness and thank you for your time.