Some people want to learn how to do programming and build software for him but the greatest hurdle here is that they do not know where to start. We should feel lucky today as with evolve of internet, lots of free resources and tips are now readily available for you to pick up the skill of programming in no time. However, that is pretty subjected to how hardworking you are, and how much you are willing to learn.
Most people have the misconception that programming for a beginner is only for adults but they could be wrong. As far as we know, there are kids who learn to do it as young as 9 years old and they are pretty good in it. So think about it this way; if a small kid can do it, why can’t you? Hence in this article, we are going to share with you some tips on how you can learn programming even if you are a beginner.
- Learn the fundamentals, not the language
Firstly, you have to know the fundamentals of programming i.e. data structures or design patterns before you choose the language to learn. Knowing the basics will allow you to pick up any other programming language rather easily, since it is only the syntax or codes that could be different.
- Start with something simple, really simple
If you are a savvy programmer, you can go ahead and learn all types of complex programming languages. However, if you just a programming beginner, our recommendation is always to start simple. Learn to write simple code to test your understanding before you can go into complexity. We suggest you begin with something like Auto HotKey which requires you to start with simple scripting and macro programs to achieve a task in your Windows Desktop.
- Do not rush into getting the results, do it slowly
When it comes to programming, one has to learn to be really patient. With the right attitude and patience, you can go a long way into this area. Before rushing in producing the results you want to see, without considering how well you have coded it, you will probably land up with a set of codes which you would not understand well. A good example here will be commenting your codes. Always remember that you should leave comments in every sentence of your codes, so that another person taking over your job, do not have to waste a long of time understanding it without your explanation.
- Manage your progress
Most programming project cannot be completed within a day. It is always recommended to keep a checklist of where you last left off or what you have done. This will prevent you from coding more than what you need to code.
Here’s a short video to get your started!
When it comes to programming for beginners, it is always important to constantly upgrade yourself from time to time. There are many different types of programming ranging from desktop scripting, to web development like HTML or CSS, or mobile web development. You just need to know which area you are truly interested in order to excel in whatever you are doing.