Up to this point, we’ve covered “What is Coding?” and “Is Coding Hard to Learn?” Now, we’re going to shed some light on how to learn coding. While learning how to code may seem daunting, it isn’t as complicated as one may think when taken one step at a time.
But before you start sprinting, let’s get you up and walking first.
Why Learn Coding?
We live in a computerized world. Many companies rely on the work of web developers, IT professionals, and software engineers to operate their business. And each of these technology aficionados knows, in their own capacity, what coding entails — including how to read and write it. But learning to code isn’t something only for the people in a professional setting. Anyone can learn how to code!
Here are just a few reasons why you should learn coding:
- Opens up new job opportunities, especially in software development
- Makes your resume stand out
- Supports career growth
- Helps you understand different aspects of technology
- Enhances your ability to problem solve
- Allows you to pursue passion projects (e.g., video game development, starting an eCommerce website, building an app, etc.)
- Boosts interpersonal skills because of its enormous community of fellow coders
- Can lead to freelance or contract work
- Fosters creativity
We’ve all said things like “I don’t know where to start” or “I don’t know if I can do it.” Maybe you’re saying it right now. But therein lies the first lesson: You have to be patient and you have to be diligent. Learning something new isn’t necessarily easy, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Still don’t believe us? Don’t take our word for it. Hit play below to see what Kenzie alum Daniel Ratzlaff has to say about things he wish he knew before starting in a coding school and how it’s more achievable than you might think.