Strategies that will turn you into a successful Programmer:
Be Passionate about Creating Solutions
|Passion is very crucial to every programmer.
If you are to succeed in programming,
you must be passionate about the same.
Passion should drive you not money making.
Money should be just a reward for doing what you love most.
One question that
you should ask yourself is whether programming is your thing.
If you have passion in programming,
then it is your thing.
If your sole driver is money,
then it may be hard for you to make it in programming.
Mastering the skills of programming takes time,
you will stay for some time before earning the kind of money that you want.
gives you the patience and allows you to learn in depth,
you want to know almost everything.
programming becomes your work
and not some other tedious work or punishment.
If you are confident
that you are passionate with programming,
you will realize that
you are improving the world by offering solutions
that assist human beings in solving their problems with ease.
Practice, Practice, Practice
If you want
to make a living with programming,
you have to practice a lot.
The easiest way
to master and learn programming is to do little projects with consistency
and then proceed to the big ones,
which will help you make a living with it.
After making a choice
of the programming language
that you would wish to master,
start learning it immediately.
In the process, work on some mini projects like
“Blackjack’, ‘Love Calculator’ and ‘Hangman games.’
The subreddit contains over one thousand mini projects that you can try.
just like anything else in life is hard when you start,
it gets better as time moves along.
consistency in practicing reaps the best fruits.
Always practice and motivate yourself.
Always Learn Beyond the Classroom
We all know that
it is fun to learn in classrooms with friends,
do colleges give you the opportunity to code?
The answer, of course, is no.
Majority of schools
will teach you programming language,
with you may have little or no interest in,
if you wanted to specialize in web development.
Many schools teach the “C” language,
which can be really disinteresting.
Many languages that are taught in schools are outdated
and do not exist in the programming world, ‘QBasic’ being an example.
If you do not learn beyond the classroom,
you may end up with only the theory of mathematics and computer science.
Do not misunderstand me,
colleges teach programming in a structured way
that can be beneficial,
a majority of the professional programmers are successful
of what they learnt “outside class” and not what they learnt “inside class.”
what you learn “inside class”
with the basics.
Never try to scavenge information on yourself
learn for free with “access premium”, “codecademy”, quality courses on “Lynda”, “Udemy” of “Pluralsight”.
Use online resources
to learn programming at the comfort of your home.
“FreeCodeCamp” and “Quincy Larson” are some of the options
you should try
if you are interested in programming.
Don’t Always Rush to Google Answer
‘The best quality of gold is passed through fire.’
|If you want to be an excellent programmer,
try your best to solve problems
before turning to google.
Or doesn’t it make sense to seek solutions
when you are sure you can’t solve the problem?
Many at times,
taking some little time
to think is all you need to solve a problem
When you figure problems on your own,
they stick to your memory and you gain the confidence,
which is very crucial.
Solve Problems in Your Head
Ideas flow at different times,
when we are quiet
when we get excited.
It is important to solve problems in the head immediately they come up.
Before you write down a problem on a whiteboard or on paper,
and then proceed to a computer to implement the same.
Regardless of where you are,
if you get an idea,
create a mental picture
and try to implement it.
That allows you to test various approaches to problem solving and determine
if the resulting path leads to a viable solution.