Tips on Starting Out As a Programmer

Published on by Lena Moss

Being a programmer is no easy task. It requires effort, dedication, and lots and lots of hours of searching for errors and bugs. But don’t worry, despite what everybody says about programming, it’s just like any other job: it takes time to learn. Being a programmer can be intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll do just fine. You might even enjoy it, if you’re not an avid computer savvy. Most programmers enjoy what they do, because it is fun doing things and creating things from scratch. Similar to how engineers construct buildings, programmers construct things too, within the computer, that is.

 

Most people might say that programming is a tedious task, especially people who are unaware of what programmers do exactly. In reality, they are right. But the catch is, there’s a difference between doing a tedious task that you have no idea of, and doing a tedious task that you have an idea of what to do. So the first tip on starting out as a programmer is to study. Although some do not like reading at all, most programmers learned how to code by reading. Reading allows you to grasp the basics in its simplest form, in complete detail, with simple explanations. Although, some might give complicated ones.

 

The next thing to do would be to code. Yes, code. Code anything. Like, anything at all. In order to be able to write complex and incomprehensible codes that do marvelous things, it all starts with a simple line of code. It’s impossible to write complicated ones without writing simple ones first, unless you really know what you’re doing. But on a beginner’s perspective, it is better to start out small and make your way up at a pace you are comfortable. 

 

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