Kick-starting your Programming Career

(5 minutes reading) Are you thinking about entering this universe of programming, or are you already starting to venture into codes and commands and are you full of doubts? Our text today will help you understand a little of this world full of challenges and give you some tips on what your first steps should be.

Kick-starting your Programming Career

(5 minutes reading)


Have you just graduated from college or are you thinking of switching to an IT career and don't know where to start? Come with us, in today's text we will give you tips on what are the first and/or main steps to enter this immense world of technology.

We will not deceive you and say that this is a quick and easy way. No way. According to computer scientist Peter Norvig, it takes an average of 10 years to become an amazing programmer. Let's start?


TO BECOME A PROGRAMMER, WHAT SHOULD I STUDY?

More than choosing language A or B, you should focus on programming logic and object-oriented logic, that is, learning to organize your ideas in a structure that can be written using any programming language.

Programming is an exercise in breaking down tasks into smaller parts and describing them in code. That is, there is no point in starting to study a language without knowing the basic structures to be able to take the first steps.

You must increase your logical reasoning so that you can find the best resolution for problems that will need to be solved through technology.

Now, about which language to start with, it all depends on what you intend to do. Nowadays, the two most suitable for those who are starting are JavaScript and Python, not only because they are the most used, but also because they are easy to learn. Want to know more about these two languages? Here are 2 texts from our blog: JavaScript / Python.


PRACTICE A LOT OF PROGRAMMING

To be a good programmer you need to practice and repeat a lot of exercises and logical skill. Don't skip any steps, practice until you're exhausted, because that's the only way you'll feel safe executing your projects, regardless of the level of complexity.

The more you practice, the more your brain will be trained to solve and avoid bugs.


TO GET STARTED, CHOOSE A MORE ACCESSIBLE LANGUAGE

There are thousands of languages to learn, but there's no point in learning several of them at the beginning. The best you can do is focus on one and become an expert.

Another idea is not to start with a very complex language like C++ or Java, which despite being complete languages, will make your life very difficult in the beginning.

Start with a simpler language, but one that also opens doors for you, such as Python or JavaScript , and exhaust everything you have to learn about them.


WHAT ABOUT MATHEMATICS, DO I HAVE TO KNOW A LOT?

The basics of mathematics are indeed necessary, but remember, more than being able to solve very difficult calculations, what you really need for programming is logical reasoning and many challenges and puzzles.


UPDATE

Technology advances and changes every day and with that the programmers, no matter how experienced they may be, cannot fail to recycle themselves. Stay tuned for changes, take courses, read and be part of groups on social networks.


DECIDE IN WHICH AREA YOU WILL OPERATE

The field of programming is very large, so when starting out, have an idea of how you would like to work, as this will help you decide how to organize your career. Find out what kind of platform you are interested in working on: web applications, systems, games, mobile, among other areas. As you acquire experiences, you can change your focus as you wish.


CREATE GOOD HABITS WHEN PROGRAMMING

To create good habits when programming, you need to follow good examples. Therefore, always look for good sources of studies and references of good programmers.


DO NETWORKING

The programmer's life can seem lonely at times, but it shouldn't be. You should keep in touch with other programmers, especially at the beginning of your career, so you can exchange experiences. This will help you not to give up, as you will see that the difficulties are not yours alone, but happens for all programmers.


DO NOT GIVE UP

Learning to program requires many skills that are acquired with practice and a lot of patience. So don't get discouraged in your studies and you will be rewarded for your learning.


Other articles on our blog that can help you develop in programming:
- Important things a Programmer should know
- Success in Programming
- The Efficient Developer


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