It’s no secret that coding is the future. Computer programming, software and app development, and basically anything technology-based are the most lucrative industries to break into as far as salary is concerned. With technology playing an increasingly important part in everyone’s lives, this trend is set to last well into the forseeable future, and beyond. But there’s one small problem – the world does not have enough coders.
Everybody makes mistakes. And that’s a good thing! Mistakes are an essential ingredient of learning (albeit learning the hard way), and if you’re smart enough you never make the same one twice. When it comes to programming however, there are several ‘hallmark’ mistakes that every single coder has made at one point in time – no matter how senior or revered or well known they eventually become. If you’ve already made all of these and learned valuable lessons as a result, consider yourself well on your way to programming excellence. If you’ve yet to make any of them, well, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
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: