“Those who don’t know how to code soon will be in the same position as those who couldn’t read or write 200 years ago.” – Shereef Bishay
The importance of computer programming cannot be denied. Neither it’s to be ignored. It’s so important nowadays that it’s applied in almost all the fields of work- from simple computation to developing business applications. Computer programming will help you do many things that’s almost impossible doing otherwise. Creating a set of instructions to the computer to let it do what you want it to do for you can not only make your life easier by reducing your time and efforts and saving your engergy, but it can also lead you to be more productive and efficient in your related tasks that you need to perform.
Whether you have just started out in your career or you want to learn computer coding for your personal purpose, this article provides you some useful insights and suggestions about computer programming for beginners. Though there are several things to be considered with regard to computer programming, but some of them are mentioned herein.
Just as for any subject or an activity, a strong liking or enthusiasm is required to carry out or complete successfully, so is the case with computer programming. Computer programming demands your passion. Since you have found the right activity, that is, computer programming to suit your strengths and interests, it is advisable that you remain passionate in the field, because following your passion in computer programming leads you to the desired success.
Becoming an expert in computer programming requires one to learn more than a couple of programming languages, but it is good to be stick on one computer language at your initial stage, so that you can gain mastery of it by practicing constantly. This would not only lead you to practice coding constantly and develop your programming skills, but also to find and fix programming bugs or compiling errors.
Computer is one of the fastest growing fields in this modern day and age. As the world is changing from one condition to another day by day, computer related technology is also improving. So, it is important to be aware of new computer technology. This needs you to educate yourself with latest updates.
As regards problem solving using your chosen computer language, it is important to understand the problem before you make any attempt to solve it. At times, it may happen that we want to make the solution for an existing problem, but it may turn in to developing something else. This could be due to our programming errors or not creating the set of instructions in a way as it should be. For example, using multiple ifs or nested if conditions, defining loops under loops or making unsystematic arrays etc.
Keeping your code organized is yet another good way to make your programming task effective. So, it is important to write some notes or comments using special symbols describing what you want the computer to perform and the expected results. It would be of great help for referring the notes later.
Evidences reveal that some people do not seem to be interested to automate the tasks that can be possibly programmed or automated. Rather, they like to prefer doing things manually. As a computer programmer, you need to keep in mind that the things that could possibly be automated or programmed should be done in that way. Computer programming not only enables you to reduce your time and efforts, but it can make your life easier leading you to pay attention on developing bigger projects or software modules.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India