How to learn Programming as a student.

Why do you need to learn programming in 2021?

Computer Programming is important today because so much of our world is automated. Humans need to be able to control the interaction between people and machines. Since computers and machines can do things so efficiently and accurately, we use computer programming to harness that computing power.

If you are curious to know how apps and software programs are made, then becoming a computer programmer is the right career path for you. It has a lot of fun and opens a wide range of opportunities for you. Most students pursuing a degree in college in computer science or self-learning programming often find it difficult while some of them find it creative and fun. If you also want to learn how to program, here is a guide to learn a programming language in school/college.

Easy way to Learn Programming:

1. Choose The Right Language: the first step you need to carry in the process of learning programming is to choose the right career language for you as there are many such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc. which create different programs. You can choose any one of them, and once you learn one, it is easy to pick up another. So, there is no need to spend too much time choosing them.

2. Understand Basic Concepts and Fundamentals: A lot of beginners skip the fundamentals and jump directly to the shiny tools and technology. That’s not going to work in interviews or building any kind of project. You will become more confused and distracted if your fundamentals are not clear.

3. Use free/affordable Courses on YouTube, Udemy, Coursera etc.: Most of the courses start with teaching the programming language, which’s good but understand how to use the programming language to solve the problems. For example how to solve the problem of the addition of two numbers.

4. Stick with one language. Don’t try to learn everything initially. Most beginners keep jumping from one language to another language which is just a waste of time. Initially, it’s good to stick with one language. If you want to become a Java developer then learn java. Learning the first language is difficult for most newbie programmers but your brain will eventually get syntax once you start practicing every day.

5. Try to make programs every single day without leaving any gap even if it’s just one or two. Try to make small programs first and then move to the complex one but maintain consistency.

6. Adapt a good learning strategy. For example: instead of consuming all the theories first and then jumping to making the programs follow a 2:1 ratio between conceptual learning and active learning. It means after every two hours of conceptual learning spend an hour in practical exposure or active learning.

7. Make a small application or project based on the fundamentals you have learned. For example, make a calculator or something that is interesting for you. Learn how to google when you get stuck somewhere.

8. Explore -Your journey doesn’t end when you are finished with your project. Explore more, explore as much as you can in the computer science field. Computer Science is a vast and rich field so analyze what fascinates you the most

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