Next steps

You’ve got to the end! Well done! Have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

This book has covered a lot of ground to give you a broad understanding of computing and practises to make your life easier. I hope it will stand you in good stead in the future.

This chapters gives some suggestions on how to continue exploring.

Apply what you have learnt

The only way to learn is to keep practising. Try to think about how to apply what you have been learning. You will run into problems, working your way through these problems is a great way to solidify your knowledge.

Think about your day-to-day work and your research. How could they be improved by scripting and computing? Try to solve problems that are outside of your comfort zone. This way you will extend your expertise.

Be social

Find friends and colleges that are in the same boat as you and talk to them about your computing experiences and the problems that you are trying to solve. It is much more fun to learn together and you will keep each other motivated.

Find someone more experienced than you and learn from them. Having a mentor to point you in the right direction can be a great time saver.

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