How to Start Programming: The Step-by-Step Guide for Beginner

How to Start Programming: The Step-by-Step Guide for Beginner

The role of technology has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years or so. Slowly but surely, computers have permeated nearly every part of our lives, from what we buy, to how we get from place to place, to how we work, to where we eat after we clock out for the day. For this reason and many others, coding is one of the most valuable skills you can build.

Already have your mind set on becoming a developer? Then there’s probably one question on your mind: how to start coding? It can be confusing and hard. But, don’t worry if you don’t yet know anything this guide will help you.

  1. Why Do You Want to Learn How to Code?

  • Take a few minutes (or a day) to think about the reasons, your real motivation why you want to learn a programming language, just be honest with yourself and you will find the answer.
  • Be honest with yourself.
  • Your answer can help determine which programming language(s) you should master, as well as what sort of commitment in time and money your goal may require.
  1. Choose the Right Programming Language

  • Once you figure out why you want to code, you can more easily pinpoint which programming language you should tackle.
  • If you decide that a language does not suit your needs, you can always move on to a new language.
  • Once you become comfortable with one programming language, you’ll be able to pick up the next one that much faster
  1. Learn the Language

  • Next step is to learn the language you choose.
  • You can learn the language through many methods, like Interactive Websites or learn through Video Tutorials on YouTube or you can learn from your school/college or through books.
  • Take examples of the programming language from the source you choose and put them into your interpreter. Try changing the examples and making the program do different things.
  1. Start with The Basic

  • Some core principles exist in every programming language or role. Logic, flow-control, comparisons, variables, data structures, and more are universal concepts you will need to know and understand in any coding context.
  • Taking time to understand the fundamental building blocks of programming languages will open you up to coding in almost any way you wish down the line.
  1. Practice Makes Perfect

  • The more you practice, the better you will get. Coding requires hands-on experience and skill, so try writing some simple programs on topics you enjoy.
  • Learn the formatting which is very important (You have to learn the necessary formatting before you can start coding, or you’ll end up with a jumbled mess of compiler errors.)

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