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What’s So Cool About Coding?

Submitted by solomon on Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:46
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Code: the little bits of text that make the modern world go round. In spite of this, it seems that most people are unaware of how this technological marvel lays the foundations for almost all devices. Well, class is in session.

Why is it so hard to get into?

What truly stops many would-be coders from entering the industry isn’t the skills needed or the smarts required. No, it’s simply the intimidation. The 1’s, 0’s and vast amounts of terminology can quickly overwhelm anyone new to coding, but coding isn't impossible. Slowly building up your knowledge of coding will help to keep the pressure off any newbie’s back and help them make a start in the industry.

Do I need to be good at maths?

Although knowledge of maths can be advantageous in certain areas of coding, such as subtraction or addition, no advanced algebra will be needed to work your way up in the world of code. Even if you were to run into trouble, most programming languages have an incredibly convenient built-in calculator.

What are the best coding languages to learn?

There isn’t truly a 'best' language. However, there are many languages that are better than others for specific tasks. For example, while C++ is best used for system programming, Java will be much better for application programming. Exploring each language to see what is best for you is the only way to go about it.

Which jobs use coding?

Ever see a game and wish you could make your own? Well, with enough coding prowess you could do it for a living as a game designer. Games not for you? Don’t fret. There are almost limitless industries for programmers to enter. Software? Finance? Retail? With coding, the world is virtually your oyster!

By Jayden