Going Places with Computer Coding

Computer Coding

The first time I really “got” the impact of computer coding and the influence it has in the world around us was when my friend, a computer geek who works in the field as well, said that if he had to choose, his young children would learn computer coding over learning the English language or any other language.  Why?  Because it is universal, it is the wave of the future and…it is THAT important to learn!

My friend’s young children are a little older now and don’t worry, they are becoming pro at the English language.  But, they are learning the language of computer coding too.  In fact, they are excelling in it with the quickness.

Computer coding is a language all its own.  In fact, there are teachers and schools that are trying to get it recognized as a foreign language and to encourage the teaching of it as such.  Codes actually allow a computing problem to be executed.  It is written in one of a number of coding languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk or JavaScript.  It is designed to not only make the execution possible but to do so quickly and efficiently.

When it comes to coding, there are those who program it in.  There are also those who implement it and there are those who create it.  Then, there are us who use it every day even though we may not be aware of it.

Computer code is much easier to learn and access than it has been in the past.  There are courses, sites and programs available to the general public that can help you understand and become good at it.  There are also schools that teach it in depth that are especially great for those who want to pursue a career in the field.

If you want to learn coding, start by doing an online search to see what is available to you.  If you just want to get your feet wet, you can do so cheaply or often, for free.  Many are willing to share their knowledge and you can glean from them.

When learning the language, it is helpful to think of it as exactly that…a language all its own.  It can be exciting to learn and it is very useful as well.  It will open up doors for creativity and practical uses as well.

Where to begin when learning computer coding is a question many have.  First of all, you will want to choose which language you want to learn.  You may do so due to what they specialize in or then again, you may go for one that is the most popular to use in hopes of reaching a larger field of options.

Then, you will want to decide the way in which you want to learn it.  Do you function best doing tutorials, in a classroom setting, online, in person or perhaps through the experience of doing it yourself?  Whatever way you learn best, that is usually the smartest option for you as an individual.

Don’t waste any time.  The sooner you can learn, the better.  As with any foreign or different language, it is best learned at a ripe young age but if you are older, don’t dismay.  Determination to learn will compensate for much.

As you learn it, practice makes perfect.  The more you employ it, the better you will get with it and the more you discover the possibilities of what doors knowing computer coding can open up for you, the more inspired you will become.  Motivation to learn, taking action to learn and practicing what you have learned will get you where you want to go with computer coding which is…everywhere!