Dev Thoughts

Musings from my development journey.


Why Is It Such a Big Deal to Learn Programming?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last several decades, you have probably had at least one person tell you that you need to learn programming. If you’re like most people, you shrugged your shoulders and thought, “I’ll get to that eventually, but right now, I have more important things to do.” The truth is, programming should be at the top of your to-do list. It is a huge deal, and learning it will put you on the path to success, whether you are still in high school or have already retired from your job.

It’s Reading and Writing for the 21st Century

There was a time when only the wealthiest people had access to education. They learned to read and write, and then used that knowledge to rule the world. Now most people know how to read and write, and the focus has shifted to computer programming.

When computers first hit the scene, only a handful of people knew how to program. These people had the power to write programs, automate tasks, and more. That, in turn, gave them the power to communicate with computers in a way that others could not.

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Now, programming is no longer just for the elite few. More and more people are learning programming, which has turned it into reading and writing for the digital age. Those who know how to do it can rise up in the ranks, while those who don’t will be viewed as illiterate in the coming years.

If you don’t want to be left behind, you have to learn how to code. Otherwise, people will think of you as a relic who cannot communicate with others. You will still be writing on cave walls while they are creating beautiful code that communicates with complex systems.

Excel at Work

There is a myth that learning programming only helps people who want to become programmers, but that is not true. As long as you interact with a computer at your job, learning to code can help you.

It gives you a better understanding of the virtual world around you at work, and you can even use your skills to make your job easier. For instance, you can use your coding knowledge to automate some basic tasks, which will improve your job performance.

Improve Problem Solving Skills

If you have great problem-solving skills, you will thrive in today’s world. Coding is a great way to develop these skills. You will learn how to look at problems in a different way and come up with solutions. While you might fail at first, you will quickly learn what works and what doesn’t through the power of coding. Then you can apply the same problem-solving techniques to the real world.

Prepare for the future by learning programming. Once you learn this essential skill, you will be able to handle anything that comes your way, whether it is automating a process or solving a problem outside of work.

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Comment posted by chris over 5 years ago
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