Starting Out as a Computer Programmer

international-programmer-dayComputers are the way of the future, and as it turns out, they also are the way of the present. You may have noticed that all your friends who went to college and studies computer programming have already gotten great jobs with big salaries, and you’re still looking for one, never mind that you’ve completed collage with a great average. Those who know how to program computers are in an advantage, and if you want to be one of them, you need to start learning, because the time is ticking out. 

However, not everyone is an expert right away, and when you begin programming, you might be a bit confused at start. That is why we give you some advices that should help you out, and guide you to the place you want to go. 

The HackerThe very first thing you need to do is to decide what kind of programming you wish to do. Some people are more interested in creating video games, while others want to major I web development. There are also other directions, but these two are usually the most popular ones. SO, deciding this will help you a lot in the future, because it will give you an opportunity to focus on just one type of programming. 

Then, once you’ve made that decision, you need to start learning a lot more about that type of programming, like what programming languages you need to learn. If you’ve decided to major in video game making, you really should learn some of the C languages. But, if you are interested in web development, you ought to pick HTML and CSS. This will help you out in moving on to one of the side-languages, like PHP or Pearl. 

Now that you know what programming language you’re going to use, you need to understand what it is you need in order to test it. This means that you must get to some reading and studying, because that is the only way you are ever going to get this right. Start learning what it is you need to do, and then use that knowledge to start programming.

prg1Then, when you feel that you know enough about your language, you may start writing your first program. Make sure you know exactly what the program would be, in order to know what you’re going to create, and how you’re going to do it. This means that you need to have a plan, and when you create one, you may start programming; but start with something small. Most likely, this will seem to you as the most difficult thing ever, but you just need to stick to it, and never give up. That is the only way to make it through and create something. 

Once you’ve completed this small project, move on to the bigger one. And as you’re creating that bigger program, you’ll also be learning, and improving yourself. This means that at one point, you’ll become so great at this, that you’ll be able to create practically any program you wish.


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