So, are you crazy about becoming a programmer? May be you wanted to make a website of your own or you want to build some software – but you never knew where to start? Then you are at the right place .
In this post, the Tekh Decoded team is gonna guide you into the world of programming and tell you the best places from where you can learn, How to program? in order to become a competent programmer.
So before starting up with programming you should ask yourself a few questions.
- Why do I want to become a programmer?
- Am I crazy about computers?
Becoming a programmer is not an easy process. The more time you spend with a computer(to program rather than to watch movies or play games) ,the better you will be in the programming world. Many people become bored or tired and stop programming because they are unable to sustain their initial interest when the going gets tough. If you are one of those, if you feel like you can’t sustain your commitment, please remember that perseverance is key to learning anything. Programming requires you to solve problems and resembles mathematics on many levels.
Here we want to make it clear that while becoming a programmer requires basic mathematical skills what it truly requires is a logical mind. Your aptitude in mathematics is, for the most part, independent of your skills as a programmer.
STEP 1: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BECOME ? A PROGRAMMER OR A WEB DEVELOPER.
Before choosing which language you need to learn first, you first need to have clarity on what it is you wanted to become: a Programmer or a Web Developer. Another way to frame this question is to ask what is it that you want to create? Applications or anything related to the web (i.e websites, etc.) because they both are different fields and becoming a web developer means taking a different path from the one you would need to take to become a programmer.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROGRAMMER AND A WEB DEVELOPER ?
Programmer: A programmer is someone whose work is to build software and applications
In general, I think web developers are a subset of programmers. But they might also have skills that may not directly relate to programming. Furthermore, one does not need to have any programming knowledge to develop web sites. Although I would hesitate to call someone who just uses a WYSIWYG editor a web developer.
A programmer builds the browser you use when looking at the web, and a web developer creates the content you look at on the web.
SO MY FRIENDS, PLEASE ASK YOURSELF THIS CRUCIAL QUESTION BEFORE YOU START UP WITH LEARNING PROGRAMMING
STEP 2: DON’T GET NEUROTIC CHOOSING A LANGUAGE.
The most common thing with beginners is that they get stuck at figuring out which programming language is the best to learn first, and it is the problem that all programmers have faced including here at Tekh Decoded, when they started learning programming.
Every language—even a simple scripting language—will have elements that you’ll use in other languages as well and will hence help you in your journey. Everything matters and that mean your understanding of the concepts you gained from programming language will make others easier for you.
We, at Tekh Decoded recommend you that you first learn a language called BASIC . So what is BASIC and why do we recommend this as the language that you should learn first.
BASIC (Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)
A family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use. In 1964, John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz designed the original BASIC language at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Basically it is a very basic (see what we did there?) and easy to learn language and every beginners should learn to code with this.
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STEP 3: WHAT TO DO AFTER LEARNING BASIC .
So, now you have a good hand on programming and we think you also understand the basic concepts of programming. If you are done with BASIC then what can you can do next? Don’t worry because we have a solution to this dilemma.
After leaning BASIC you can try your hand with any other programming language, but the language that we prefer and recommend for you is C.
So, why learn C?
C is the mother of many languages it is the old language from which many system software have since been coded. One of the best examples of C programmed software is UNIX, the operation system the still provides the framework for modern operating systems. Once you learn this it will be a lot easier to learn any other programming language. In the process of learning C, you will be able to learn many concepts and principles that are applied in pretty much every programming language out there.
What is the best place to learn C?
This is just the beginning of your journey. The languages that you” choose going forward will depend upon your own interests and what you need to get the job done. We just wanted to get you started with this journey and we hope we have succeeded in the same.