This is by far the most commonly asked question by those just about to enter the world of coding. But guess what? It’s the worst question to ask. It’s okay – we’ll forgive you, because we know you don’t know much about it yet. Instead, here’s the question you should ask:
It’s sad but true; web development takes only a short time to learn, but a lifetime to master. No matter what way you look at it, there are only two things that can make you become an expert web developer; experience and time. While you’re getting to grips with the basics and taking your first steps into this exciting and every changing world however, there are a few tricks that can make your learning more efficient and your practice more productive.
There’s no way around it. Programming is one of these things that takes time, effort, dedication and lots of headaches to get good at. There are plenty of ‘gurus’ out there willing to sell you the secret of learning to code in x amount of minutes. But the truth is this; there is no one ‘big’ secret. You can’t cheat, because anyone who’s done it the hard, slow way will spot your inelegant code in seconds. There are, however, several little tricks you can try to kick start your learning, become more efficient with your coding, and pick up the fundamentals easily.