Coding skills are getting more in demand because of 21st century’s digitization. Our world is flooded with smart gadgets and we are on the way of producing more. So, people with sound programming skills are required in a huge amount.
There is a huge crowd who likes to code. But there are others who hate programming. They hate it because they have already assumed in their minds that they can’t do it. These kind of people never even try because of their assumptions. If you are pursuing another job or you have sound programming skills you can live without reading this blog. This blog is particularly written to help those people who are trapped in a fear of failure while coding.
Here are 9 tips that you can practice to overcome the fear of coding.
1. Just Start
Remember one rule of learning anything. Just start, don’t overthink, everything starts with the first step. So, take the first step. Make the determination that you are going to learn it, fire up your laptop and start working on finding resources that can teach you programming basics. You may even ask a professional or friend about good resources. Congrats! you took the first step, you conquered 20% of your fear.
2. Pick A Beginner Friendly Language
3. Start Small
Now, you found the resource, picked up a programming language and started taking the lectures. It is the time you start writing small codes. These baby steps will lead you to become an expert and you would be able to start working on real world projects.
4. Work On A Project
Surf through the internet and find any mini project. Now work on the mini project. Mini projects give the experience of real world problems. This will also help you to gain confidence to work on bigger projects.
5. Divide Your Code In Smaller Parts
Try to divide your code in smaller parts. This technique will let you know what each line is doing in your code. Sometimes, you can get stuck on a particular functionality, search through the internet, don’t panic and don’t always cry for help. First put all your effort all alone and if you don’t find anything, you can ask for help from some friend or professional. Stack Overflow is a platform where a lot of queries are resolved. It has the solution to almost every problem. If you can’t find your problem and its solution there. You can post your question and a geek will help you out
6. Focus On One Programming Language Before Jumping To Another
Whenever you start learning a programming course, complete it. Don’t jump on to some other programming language. Try to do mini projects in everything you learn. This will help you to experience the learned concepts. And you will never forget the basics of language. You may not need to learn any language 100 percent but 60 to 70 percent is a must. If you keep on jumping to other languages without experiencing the previous one, you will end up having 30% knowledge of many languages and as you won’t have any experience, all this mess will mix up to produce really terrible results.
7. Find A Mentor
A mentor is crucial for life. Whenever you start learning something new, you will need someone who is a professional in that arena, for the sake of guidance. To learn programming, you need to find a professional programmer who can act as a mentor and enlighten you with his own experiences. Further, if you would want to pursue this career, your mentor would be helpful in referring you to the industry.
Coding is nothing, just a language that computers can understand. If other humans can write it you can write it too. Try to conquer your horror and don’t let it rule over you.