Start as a coder
Everyone of us can code. We just need a little encouragement and confidence in ourselves.
Who is the coder?
A coder is a professional who uses programming languages to communicate with computers and software and make them perform certain tasks. Companies hire coders to help with software development. Coders spend their time designing, writing and testing code. They work closely with developers and programmers.
But in easy words, every person who commit to his practices and make coding as a daily habit is a coder.All that you need is to pump yourself and get through these tips!
How to become a Coder
- You don’t need a hi-tech computer to start coding
At the start of the journey, often beginners put starting off learning till they have a “good enough computer”. But in actuality, it is an excuse to avoid dragging yourself to the computer/laptop and start coding.
- Googling is the most important skill
We live in a world of information abundance.Also people are more interested in hiring people who can use the information constructively.
- Version Control is a must
Version Control is probably the most important tool for a software developer. It saves, backs up your codebase, and also enables you to collaborate with other developers.
- One Completed Project is better than 100 Incomplete Ones
As mentioned previously, people judge you based on what you’ve done, not what you plan to do. So put your best foot forward and have a few deployed projects, to ease up the process for the viewer.
- Self-taught Programmers have the best debugging skills
Self-taught Programmers lack the opportunity of having someone help out whenever they face a problem, so after 100s of trial and error, they develop efficient ways to squash a bug.
- You don’t need the right answer, just a less wrong one
People are so afraid of failing that they don’t even give things a shot. A failure is truly a failure, only if you don’t learn from it and keep repeating the same mistakes.
- Tutorials fail to teach you the most important skill
The most crucial skill problem-solving, which comes only through trial and error. Tutorials give you a highly refactored final version of the code, so you miss out on seeing the skill in action.
- Learn what NOT to learn
Learning every is simply not humanely possible. First test out the waters by trying out everything, then choose the technology that you feel the best for you.
Nobody became a pro by putting in 20 hours in a day, but a lot of people did it by putting in 1 hour for 20 days. Your brain needs time to digest the information, you feed it.
- Open Source can help you level up
Open Source is a great way to learn by building amazing Softwares and tools. But be prepared to be constantly learning as you would be required to be constantly adapting to new technologies.
Why You Might Become a Coder
- Attractive Salary and Multiple Career Opportunities
Programmers are high in demand all over the world. You can become a freelancer and work freely, you can work for a company, you can work on your own side projects or you can also use your coding skills for your own startup.The salary of programmers is also attractive because it requires critical thinking and analysis.
- Job security.
Analysts predict that most of the existing jobs will be lost to automation soon. Programmers are not bothered in any way due to the increased demand for skilled computer programmers. Additionally, coding has found applications in almost all industries and areas of life, thereby increasing its value.
- Creative freedom.
Programming has extensive practical applications ranging from web and game design to data science and scientific computation. The exciting aspect of coding is that it can be applied in almost every sector, giving you more career opportunities.
- You get to learn patience and persistence.
Learning how to code takes time and effort. It requires you to remain patient and consistent despite how tedious the process may be. By the time you finish learning, these skills would have become a massive part of you.
A good coder is not made in a day, a week or a month. It takes much grinding and hardwork to polish your skills.
Problems The Coder Solves
As a coder you would-
- Automate Data Entry Tasks
- Autofill Online Forms
- Schedule Repetitive Tasks
- Improve Your Favorite Open-Source projects
- Identify Spam
- Make Product Recommendations
- Customer Segmentation
- Image & Video Recognition
You can solve any problem from searching, sorting or manipulating to automating, analysis and development.
And the above steps would help you in the following ways-
- for beginners to start a smoother journey.
- for the experienced ones to become more efficient and have trust in themselves.
How to Become a Coder?
Just follow these advices and steps daily throughout your coding journey. Or feel free to come back and read them again to build more confidence. They could prove to be very motivating and guide you to the right path.
Common Pitfalls of the Path to Become a Coder
You have trouble finding the time to code For many new developers, it can be challenging to find the time you need to learn how to code. The key to overcoming this obstacle is to have a goal in mind.
You aren’t motivated to learn A lack of motivation makes it especially hard to learn to code. While we all have different things that get us motivated, one thing that might help you is to surround yourself with people who are passionate about coding.
You don’t know who to ask for help We’ve already told you one of the secrets of professional programmers: Google is their best friend. But, many of them also turn to Stack Overflow.
You don’t know what technology to start with It can be difficult to decide which programming language to learn and which one matches your strengths and interests. It can also be challenging to figure out exactly what you’ll be able to do with your new skills.
Resources to Become a Coder
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