Whether it’s a new programming language, a framework, or a technique because of the ever-changing nature of software development you need to know how to learn new things quickly to stay competitive in this field.

There’s a saying:

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever!

1. Teach Someone

For thousands of years, we have known that the best way to understand a concept is to explain it to someone else. “While we teach, we learn,” said the Roman philosopher Seneca.

2. Relate Your Concepts

The more you relate new concepts you’re trying to learn to ideas that you already understand, the faster you will learn the new information.

3. Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated keeps our body functioning optimally and is key to our cognitive abilities. Drinking water can actually make us smarter. When you fail to drink water, your brain has to work harder than usual.

4. Take Notes By Hand

While it’s faster to take notes on laptop, studies show that using paper will help you learn and comprehend better. The act of writing out the information improves retention.

5. Take A Nap

If you have been continuously studying, then a nap is a must to save your brain from getting exhausted. It would also help you avoid sleep during studying. A short nap is enough to keep you alert and to keep the drowsiness away.