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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Coding

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Introduction

I have to admit, I used to think that coding was really hard and complicated. If you’ve read my blog, you know that I’m a big fan of coding. But when I started learning how to code in October of last year, things didn’t go as planned. The first few weeks were terrible! My fingers hurt from typing on the keyboard all day long and the code wouldn’t compile (or whatever). It took me forever just to get basic programs working so that I could see what they looked like when running before moving on to more advanced features.

You don’t need to go to school for this.

So, you want to learn how to code? You’re in luck!

There are so many resources available to help you get started. It is a great way to make money, improve your productivity and make a difference in the world. For example, did you know that 17% of all websites have been created by just 10% of developers? That means there’s plenty of room for people like you!

But before we get too far ahead of ourselves—let’s start with some basics: what does it mean when someone says they “code”? In short: coding is the act of writing instructions for computers for them to perform tasks such as creating new websites or apps; analyzing data; doing research/data collection…etc.

It’s not as hard or as complicated as you think.

It’s not as hard or as complicated as you think. You already have a lot of the skills required to learn how to code, and if you don’t, it’s easy to pick up those skills quickly. For example:

  • Coding is very similar to writing—you need an idea for your project, then you write out steps for how it should run (and often how it should look). You can do this in plain text, or even just on paper first before typing it into your computer.
  • Coding is very similar to math—you’re working with numbers and formulas that tell your computer exactly what steps to take next. These numbers must be correct so that everything works correctly! If they aren’t right, things might break down completely which could cause bad things to happen like crashing apps or freezing computers…so make sure that all of your “math” looks good too!

Coding is really fun!

Coding is really fun!

While it may not be as exciting as sitting on a beach with a margarita in one hand and your toes in the sand, it can be just as rewarding if you’re willing to stick with it. Coding is a creative process that allows you to express yourself through new ideas and projects. It’s also a way for you to solve problems, make things, and learn about new technologies and concepts like artificial intelligence, deep learning, and machine learning (all of which are pretty cool).

More people should know how great programming can be.

Coding is a great way to learn a new skill, and it’s also a great way to make money. That’s why I wish more people knew about the opportunity that coding presents.

A lot of people think programming is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. If you can write 1000 words in an hour, then you can code 1000 lines of code (that’s one thousand) every hour too!

Programming also lets you be creative in ways that other careers don’t allow for as much creativity. Many times when someone finds out I’m a programmer they tell me how much they wish they could do what I’m doing with their lives!

Conclusion

Coding is great. It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s rewarding and it can be done by anyone. So if you want to learn how but don’t know where to start, let us know! I would love to help you get started on this amazing journey and show you some of the amazing things that coding can do for your life.

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The importance of having fun and progress in tech education for all our students is our motto. We want our students to create a better future not only for themselves but also for society. Whether it’s programming their own videogame, animating their own cartoon, or building a robot, our tutors can guide them to find newer outlooks and explore unfound discoveries through our courses.