Have you just started programming? Like to learn programming? Have you been programming for 10 years? However, this article is for you, as long as you try to improve, be a good programmer and grow professionally. We will explain 5 keys to improve programming and to be able to master programming basics choose a better position and develop software.
Accumulated between 7 and 14 years of experience:
Computer programming and engineering is a very dense and deep field, and to be good at it you have to understand how it works. If that scares you as a self-taught programmer or you think that assembly code, linear algebra or typed language is too complicated, maybe you should choose to develop software with more practical tools, more focused on profit. If they don’t scare you, you can consider programming at a deeper level. This also doesn’t mean that you have to know everything, because it’s impossible. You just need to learn to program in daily basis.
Initially, program the software even if you don’t know whether you will succeed
How to learn coding? How do you become a competent programmer? Or an architect? Or a Linux kernel hacker? Practice If you know you can do something, the learning process will be worse. You learn programming more when you have the possibility of failure. Employers want you at a level of difficulty where you will reach 95% of the time. But you learn more when the chances of success are lower, between 65-75%.
Connect: have networking, but not to get a new position but new ideas
Don’t think about networking as something to do when you are fired. We are social animals and programmers are no different. The best thing to be a good and growing programmer in the workplace is to talk and interact with other great programmers, to understand what problems they have solved and how. Besides forums, you have face-to-face events that are very useful for this kind of thing. It is a good idea to leave the office and meet each other.
Consider changing your work if you see you are not learning new things:
Many times to advance as a developer, we need a little external pressure, to learn how to program and do the work that demands us. Let’s see, sometimes it’s good to see a bad third-party code to learn from your mistakes, but not always or your whole life. After all, you will want to work on a successful project, and you want to surround yourself with good people. If you stop growing, it’s time to turn the page. Do you know why people remain stagnant? Well, little by little, day after day. But that is also how you become a good programmer.