7 Tips To Learn Programming From Scratch
More and more people want to learn programming. However, one common concern of future developers is whether they are capable of acquiring technical skills such as coding from scratch.
Of course, not everyone is a potential Bill Gates. It must be admitted, however, that no one, even Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, was born able to code. As with any skill, a person has to learn programming from scratch and has to put in his time and effort and money, if necessary, which is needed to learn. With that in mind, anyone can learn programming from scratch, that doesn’t mean it will be easy. There are a few things to learn. Here’s how you can start learning programming from scratch:
1. Find out why you want to learn programming.
Each of us will have different reasons for wanting to learn programming. Regardless of whether they want to increase their value in the labor market or they want to learn a new skill that will allow them to quit their full-time job and start a potential new career as a freelancer. Regardless of the reason, knowing why you want to start learning programming will help you determine the direction you want to go and how much time and energy you will be able to devote to learning.
For example, if you just want to learn the basics of programming, you probably won’t want to invest in an intensive coding boot camp. You can search for online books and tutorials for this. If you are really determined to invest and want to make a career as a developer, or just want to use your new skills to improve your current job or start a new business, you should consider joining a good online course.
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So build a foundation – know WHY you want to learn programming, and everything else will come later.
2. Select a programming language to learn.
Before you can start learning, you need to choose the right programming language to learn. There are many different opinions as to which one is the best programming language, but basically you need to know there is no best language. Stop obsessing over the first language and just pick one. Each programming language has its advantages and disadvantages. Some are more beginner-friendly than others, but there are other factors to consider as well, such as:
- Will the programming language you pick work well with the platforms you want to work on?
- Will it scale well?
- What’s your end goal? For example, if you want to learn to code a web application, I recommend learning C#.
The good news is that many programming languages are similar and share many similar concepts. Later, when you are ready to learn a new programming language, you will find that knowing the first language you learn earlier will help you learn a new programming language.
3. Learn in small pieces.
Our natural human instinct tells us that we want to get to the finish line as soon as possible. When it comes to learning programming, the ironic truth is that while everyone believes that learning must take a long time, everyone wants to finish it as soon as possible! Persistence matters more than intellectual capacity. Coding can seem like a hobby that’s reserved for the intellectual elites but that’s a misconception. Obviously, jumping into a new domain is gonna be hard at first, but persistence matters far more than intellectual capacity.
Do not get me wrong. Programming can be learned in 10 – 12 weeks. It is important to remember to learn at your own pace and on a regular basis, preferably everyday. Start with the basics and learn at a pace that you feel comfortable with. In fact, if that helped you, I’d suggest breaking things down into simple steps you can follow, make yourself a simple daily study plan. Also, if you find that the learning method you’re using isn’t working, try to find another way before giving up entirely. There are many resources on the Internet if book study is not your domain. Try to put what you are learning into practice. Most people find it easier to learn programming by doing than by reading about it.
4. Start all over again.
Another thing that people often forget is that it’s really best to start learning programming right from the beginning as with anything you may want to learn. This is because many people often fall into the trap of wanting to jump right in and start developing an app right from the start, when they should focus on learning and understanding the basics.
The programming space is massive, and rapidly changing all the time. Learn principles and paradigms that are timeless as opposed to the latest shiny toy. There seems to be this unspoken rule in the programming scene where everyone is expected to know everything but that’s a fallacy. Go speak to veterans and even they’ll admit their knowledge gaps. Just learn at your own pace and don’t be overwhelmed when new tech keeps rolling out. Let your curiosity guide you, because coding is a commitment to life long learning, but it shouldn’t feel like a chore.
Remember, when you build a house, you don’t start with the roof or the insertion of windows and doors. Instead, you need to lay the foundation first before moving on to anything else. This is the case when learning programming. The only way to get a truly comprehensive understanding is to start by learning the basics of programming. Otherwise, you may run into problems at a later stage.
5. Learn and teach others.
One great thing about the developer community is that it is filled with people who are willing to help. By connecting with the community you will find tons of people who can help you learn and eventually, as you gain more experience and knowledge, you will be able to help and teach others as well. Make yourself willing to learn from others. In fact, studying the way others program can help you discover new things and think in entirely new directions. Just remember to repay the community as well and share with others as you learn something new. You will build meaningful relationships that not only help you learn and grow, but can benefit you in the future.
6. Block negative noise.
Learning to program will not be easy. Especially if you are not technically experienced, you will not only learn a completely new language, but also learn to think in a completely new way, which will certainly be difficult at first because you will not be used to it.
Plus, you’ll be surrounded by all sorts of noise from family, friends, or people who consider themselves experts because they give you good advice. You will be discouraged, mentally and physically tired, and there will be lots of people who think they know better than you and everyone else about “best practices” and conventions. Some may even try to dissuade you from learning programming. You need to arm yourself, block out negative emotions, and be prepared to focus on learning and moving forward.
7. Just do it
This is probably the most important tip, just do it. Seriously, if you’ve already made up your mind that programming is something you really want to learn, just do it. Enroll in a coding school, join my program Developer C# at or look for resources to learn online – whatever it is, get started.
Do you want to learn programming?
Do it, go ahead and learn programming. Nothing will happen if you don’t start. Actually, take it and just do it!