One of the most common questions I get is: How long does it take to learn to code?
The best answer, as it is with most things is: It depends.
While there are lots of books and programs making promises like “Learn Python in 24 Hours,” the truth is the amount of time it will take you to learn coding depends on a number of factors. Let’s go through the factors that will impact how quickly you can learn.
There are a few factors that determine how long does it take to learn to code.
When people say that they want to “learn coding” that often means different things to different people. Does that mean you want to be a professional level coder able to complete enterprise level projects? Or, perhaps, you just want to learn enough to create a website that you have in mind.
Once most coders start learning, they never stop. The industry changes too frequently to succeed without being a life-long learner.
If your goal is...
Note: As you may know, Framework Television runs an online training program. While this is a great option for some people learning to code, it’s not for everybody. In fact, for many, other learning options are better. This article is designed to look at several methods of you can use to learn coding– including learning on your own, so you can decide for yourself what works best for you.
There are several ways to learn to code. Traditionally, coders went to college. They then received a degree and were qualified to go into the workforce. Today, with an increasing need for coders, fewer people willing to (or able to) get a four-year degree. Alternative methods of learning codings are becoming more prominent. Many people are asking: Can you learn coding on your own?
Let’s break down the ways people typically learn to code.
If you’ve ever asked experienced developers how to learn to code, or what languages you should learn, you’ve likely received a lot of different answers. Some tell you to start with an enterprise-level language like Java or C++. Others say to start with Frameworks, like React. Many others will advise you to learn procedural programming before moving on to a higher level, object-oriented programming.
There is no single right answer for everyone. However, if you’re new to the field, there is a progression I’d suggest that will make it easier for you to learn. Learning to code is not an easy task regardless of the progression of the skills you choose. However, if you select a curriculum based on the way people learn, you’ll be much more likely to succeed.
There are a lot of mistakes I see when looking at coding curricula. These mistakes can demotivate you and make it much more challenging to achieve...