how should i get into coding? what is the best coding language for jobs?
Hello, I am in University and I am interested in pursuing an occupation involving coding. I am not sure where to begin my journey and how/when to apply for jobs. I am unsure which is the best coding language to learn for successful jobs with a stable income. #coding #technology #computer-science
As for the programming language, I would say it doesn't really matter which one you start with. Eventually you'll realize they all do the same with different syntax, performance... So choose any language and focus on the basic fundamentals.
Finally for the job part of your question. While you're learning try to make a couple of projects that you can put on your resume. I would also highly suggest participating in a hackathon (your university probably has one) and just trying to build things. Eventually you will have a solid resume that you can use to apply for internships.
Hope this helps and good luck on your journey!
In fact, there are many different coding work, e.g. Web, Apps, Game, Apps, ERP, Operating System, etc. It requires skills of coding languages. There is emerging of new coding languages from time to time. Once you have learnt one coding languages, it is not difficult to pick up another.
Having said that, you can start with some simple coding using Scratch, Python, etc. to develop some projects, e.g control robotic cars, control robots, etc.
Practise makes perfect. I suggest you can try using different languages and do more coding. It can widen you exposure and increases your job opportunities.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Get started here: https://cs50.harvard.edu/x/2022/
watch this also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBzRwzY7G-k
The youtube video gives a broad overview of software development and the languages involved in it.
As for the best coding languages. Here are the top for 2022: https://bootcamp.berkeley.edu/blog/most-in-demand-programming-languages/
I think the important thing to do is to learn a bit with several languages, so that you show your range and adaptability, and you'll have what it takes to quickly pick up whatever new languages when it comes to needing it for a job. At least one language you should learn all the ins and outs and little idiosyncrasies, so you've got a strong foundation to fall back on, but I don't think it matters which language that is. Even the older languages have their place - there's a lot of code in my industry written in FORTRAN, and there's still need of people to maintain and improve that code.
As has already been stated, the language itself is less important than learning the basic CS fundamentals. So whichever language seems the coolest is usually a great place to start! That being said, I think python is a bit more straight forward than other languages and also allows you to do a bunch of different types of projects after you get the hang of it (games, web scrapers, data manipulation, etc)
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