Two weeks ago, I wrote a little post on my personal blog titled "Self-taught vs formal education in programming". You can find it here: http://bit.ly/12131O7 To my surprise, the stats of my blog exploded. Even though I didn't get many comments, I received quite a few e-mails asking me how to become a self-taught programmer. Today, I posted what I think is a very valid path, for anyone with the drive and passion, to learn: http://bit.ly/1246qMU I am very interested to know what's your take when it comes to self-taught coders. Are you one of those? Have you hired one? Do you think self-taught ones are not as good as those with a formal education?