How To Learn Programming From Zero To Hero Level 2022

 

In the filed of computers , seem that every time there is something new to learn , as new technologies are getting introduced day by day. In this blogspot we share with your some tips to keep your ahead in the technical world of programming , whether your are a dummy beginner or a experienced developer , this article will still help you out.

Table of contents

  • Importance of programming.
  • Choosing a programming language that suits your needs.
  • Choosing the right resources.
  • Downloading an integrated development editor (IDE).
  • Practicing writing codes.
  • Do your own personal project.
  • Searching for help.
  • Never stop learning

The importance of programming


These are some words from Steve Jobs , the founder of Apple about programming.  Below follows a motivation video from Steve Jobs about creating things , it actually one of my favourite video.



With almost everyone learning to program ,does that mean you should learn it too? Even if you’re not someone who is going to take a programming course in the future ,here are some reasons why you should begin your journey in Programming:

  1. Becoming more efficient and productive.
  2. Improving your problem solving skills .
  3. Programming improves one's thinking capacity..
  Becoming more efficient and productive
Programs are great at doing tedious and repetitive tasks for us. You could write programs that can complete tasks in minutes that would require hours if done manually. For example, you could automate the process of manually entering info into excel from a text document into an excel sheet.

 Improving your problem solving skills
Got an idea for an app or a website? Programming allows you to bring that idea to life.

  Improving your thinking capacity.
Programming is all about using code to solve problems. It teaches us how to break a large problem into smaller subproblems and solve those problems. This is a common strategy known as divide and conquer. I hope that I have convinced you why programming is worth learning. Now on to the real stuff.

Choosing a programming language that suits your own needs


Nowadays , there a lot of programming language, so some times it confusing which programming language to choose. My advice would be to be the programming language that is best aligned with your goals: ie. What do you want to achieve from learning how to program? So if you plan to develop a mobile app you may want to begin with Java or Kotlin for Android and Swift for iOS, and if you want to build a website JavaScript is suggested, to begin with. For a profession in data science, AI & ML, Python & R are the languages to study. If you still don't know which one to choose then my recommendation would be to start with Python as it is simple like English and so easy to learn.



Each programming language is used for some purpose. So , it better to choose the best tools for  certain work. The picture below summarizes use of some few programming languages.



Choosing the right resources

There are a ton of educational sites where you can find programming tutorials. Some of good sites to learn programming for free are:

Downloading and Installing IDE

Although a lot of online courses let you write code in a code editor directly in your browser, you need to realize that this isn’t how it works in the real world. Once you graduate from your online course, you will need to start writing your code directly into a code editor, so it’s a good idea to start practicing doing this now. Most programming languages have code editors that you can download. They usually come complete with interactive development environments (IDEs) that will help you build clear, error-free code.
Below are few IDE you can use for coding
  • Sublime text
  • Visual studio code
  • Visual studio 2019
  • Notepad++
  • Pycharm
  • PhpStorm
  • Jetbrains for java

Practicing writing code

Once you have a basic working knowledge of your chosen language, you will need to start creating your programs. Although you might feel that this is a long way away right now, you will be surprised by how fast you progress once you start learning.

Choosing a programming project.

Watching courses alone would not help you internalize the concept. You would have to put the concept to practice. The best way to do that would be to come up with projects. If you have an idea for a project or have a problem you want to solve with coding, that’s great!

How to choose a programming project to work on?

     1.Choose something that interests you
Whether it comes to studying or coding you must do what interests you the most. You must enjoy the project area you choose so that you are passionate about it and it keeps you engage until built. If you choose something that is not of your interest you may end up giving up your project in the middle as you might eventually lack interest in it.

  2.Start with something simple
 Being confident about your capabilities is good but being overconfident is not. So it is recommended that you begin with simple and easy projects to explore the language more before you dive into building complex projects.

Searching for help online

There would come a time while you develop the projects that you would feel stuck it could anything from getting errors, your program crashing without any message or even your coding executing fine but not generating the output you desired you might get so restless even sometimes that you might want to give up. What do you do in such scenarios? Don’t give up! Stay motivated, and to help consider below the points to continue working on your project.

  1. Use Google


This is a crucial step that you must master. Searching and surfing the error of your code would help you correct your code within few minutes but on the other hand, if are not sound at this skill it would be like diving into a whirlpool of code without a map. A tip that I would like to share here is to put the error generated by your compiler in double quotes (“ ”) before searching on Google. This way Google would specifically target the error as the same sentence and that would give a much accurate filtered result.
 

2.Use stackoverflow


Websites like Stack-Overflow and Reddit top the charts here to guide developers around the world with their code. It is a full-fledged community of developers from all fortes that come up to help each other in their projects. Posting your doubts here could even take 2- 3 weeks to get a response but it is worthy, although you might already end up finding the solution to your error as many people might have come across the same error before. It is also suggested that you answer some of the questions that you can to help others and so this way you would also learn.

Conclusion
In a way, programming languages are like any other language. They require regular practice if you want to become fluent in them, and you will forget things if you don’t practice using them. It is, therefore essential to make sure that you keep learning new things every day. Don’t fall into the habit of using the same coding patterns and syntax for everything. Instead, keep striving to learn new ways to do things and to improve your method. 

    

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