Today, I came across the article "Ten Lessons I Learned While Teaching Myself to Code" written by Clive Thompson.
The major takeaways for me from this article were:
- Knowing how to code can be a valuable skill for almost anyone, even if it's not something you want to do full-time for a living.
- It's a great challenge to master something like coding.
- It can be incredibly frustrating at times and persistence is needed to push through the many problems that will arise.
- At the same time, it can be very rewarding when something does work in the end.
- Coding can help automate your life when you are able to build small useful tools for yourself.
I've always been fascinated by code. You can tell a computer what to do ... anything ... and it does it. There are so many possibilities.
A few years ago I started free coding lessons online but abandoned it when I got pulled in different directions by my job/ social life/ etc.
Now, I'm wondering, should I start learning it again? This time for real. It would be a great challenge. And I can definitely think of a few things I would want to build.
To all the coders out there: How have you learned how to code?