Tips on Starting Out As a Programmer

507473994Being 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. Writing code is like a kid writing on a paper. First, you learn by listening or reading about how to write. Then, you actually write on the paper. At first, it might look weird and messy, but, as you continue on and write, it gets better and better until it is readable.

As you continuously build up your code writing skills, eventually you’ll be able to apply in a company that wants you to program stuff and show your skills. Companies will be able to know by screening you personally and checking out your skills, through pre-employment screening. It might come in many forms, but surely, the moment it comes, it’s now your time to shine.

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