Understanding how Computer Programs Work
Every individual person, no matter how successful one is, is susceptible to mistakes. When faced with such a situation, then the key to salvaging one from the negative effects which may come about as a result of the mistake is to try to mitigate the problem by facing it. This means that one should come up with creative solutions on the best way through which you can easily diagnose what is wrong and then come up with clear solutions.
For years, I wanted to learn computer programming. However, I never had the opportunity to do so because of my busy schedule. Therefore I had to ‘postpone’ my ambitions for several years until it came a time when I needed a website for my business. I decided to try creating the website myself by learning from the internet the various ways of doing so. I figured out that this was the best way of introducing me to the world of computing. Six weeks into learning and creating, I still had nothing to show of it except for some shoddy work that I had done. I felt that I had wasted a lot of time unnecessarily. I decided to hire someone to the job.
Computer Coding Learning Curve
During the six weeks that I had been learning about computer coding languages, I visited various online communities such as stackflow where programmers meet and interacted with them, they were so helpful and encouraging that I felt the need to be part of the communities. I felt that this was the best place learn. However, most of the information about coding can be very overwhelming to any one new in the field. I didn’t know where to start. Going by some suggestions, I decided to learn coding by first learning C++.
That was the worst mistake that I did. As much as C++ is a simple coding language, a beginner needs clear guidance and much practice if at all one is to effectively learn the language. Of course it was a good idea to learn C++ as my first language, but my problem was that instead of focusing on programming, I paid attention to the language that I was learning. It is just like learning the alphabet letter, but in the end you can’t make a single word from the letter. I realized this after about 4 months of learning when I found out that I couldn’t code even a simple computer utility to help me in any computer task.
Why Linux is Beneficial to Beginners
I reasoned that maybe it was time that I focused on other coding languages so that I could have a firm grasp of programming. But I didn’t have that time and I felt as if I was getting lost. One day, as I was contributing in the online forums, I talked to another member about my inability to code, even though I felt that I had successfully learnt much about programming.
He suggested that I needed to use Linux in my learning so that I could get more experience first He figured out that since I was a busy person and couldn’t find time attend a computer school, but using Linux, I could clearly understand more about programming.
I decided to try our Linux. Since I had some coding knowledge, it was easy for me to quickly get the ball rolling. For beginners, it is easy to create simple programs using Linux rather than other languages. The ability to look at the script directly and get the explanation about how they are function enables you to get some ideas about how best you want your program to work. Simply the learning curve is very simple.
Since then I’ve worked with various Linux distros in my programming journey. I have also self-taught myself other programming languages and expanded my coding abilities. Though I’m not a full time programmer, I usually enjoy creating my own programs and other tools which helps me in running my business.