Learn to Code

So what if you want to learn to code? Learning to code is one of the best things you can do for yourself. I believe that in the future, programming languages will be treated like a skill that people are just expected to have.

I imagine that when you go to look for a job, or when you’re in a conversation with someone at a networking event, the questions “what languages do you know? or what languages do you use?” will be pretty normal.

Back in the day, there were really only two options to learn to code. You either learned everything yourself by digging through some really dense mind-numbing books and going through many trials by fire, or you paid for a really expensive course.

Now, you can learn to code for free, on your own time. It also can be fun, and there are hundreds of different places you can go to and get exactly the kind of guidance that works for you.

I’ve just started going through the FreeCodeCamp curriculum. I want to learn 2 languages in the next year. My goal is to be able to use these languages to increase my ability to build solutions for my clients; it should make me more valuable.

I encourage you to spend time learning about coding, improving your math skills, reasoning skills and learn a language that you can use. It’s free, it’s needed and it’s the future.

As for me, I’m starting with Javascript. I’ve learned enough Javascript over the years to be able to read and modify some of it. I’ve done this out of necessity when I have to work on code on an application or web system. But I believe that having a more structured approach to learning and using the concepts acquired will be much more fruitful.

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