How to Learn Programming the Fastest Way
This article will help you learn programming the fastest way. This is not meant to teach you programming within 24 hours or within 30 days. But this article will give you an idea on how and where to start.
If you are an advanced programmer, you do not need to read this article. If, however, you want to become a programmer and want to learn it the fastest way, then read on.
After receiving a lot of emails regarding this topic, I decided to write this simple tip so others can also benefit from this simple advice.
Do You Really Want to Become a Programmer?
Programming is not an easy task. It needs patience and skills in order to become the best programmer. It cannot be achieved within 24 hours or 30 days as most books are being sold. If you are just starting programming, you need to buy book or at least read some online tutorial (for beginners) before digging into the advance topic.
Most common mistake a beginner programmer encounter is they start learning the advance topic of programming and disregarding the fundamentals of programming. Another is downloading free source code and start modifying it. Making things more complicated than starting from scratch.
If you really want to become a programmer, you need to start from the bottom. Read books or online tutorial before creating your first application. This is a must. Don’t rush.
Set Deadline to Become a Programmer
Deciding how much time you need before you become a real programmer is a must. Set a deadline and stick to it until you become a programmer. A month or two or even five months after reading your first book or online tutorial is not bad. At least you have set that deadline.
Have you experienced that after a year or even more, programming seems to be far from what you are dreaming before? This is because you want to create a program while your experience is not enough to produce even one application.
So, instead of visualizing yourself of becoming a programmer overnight, start from scratch. Read, read, and read books or online tutorial. This way you will realize that after a month or so, your skills is improving.
Besides learning from books, I suggest you ask question if you have one from online forums like stackoverflow.com. There are so many programmers out there willing to help you on your programming problem.
Do you have any experience on how you become what you are now – as a programmer? Share your thoughts below.