April 24, 2017 11:09 am
It’s no secret that computer programmers are in hot demand all over the world. As we rely more and more on technology in our daily lives, we need more and more people to build, maintain, and improve it for us. From medicine to manufacturing to online shopping, code plays a part in pretty much every industry.
What many people don’t realise is that coding fundamentals are actually very easy to pick up. Elementary school kids can – and do – build computer programs, albeit very simple ones. And once you have the basic principles of coding mastered, you can learn any programming language and build (almost) anything with some hard work and analytical thinking. And you can do all of that from your own sofa, through e-learning.
April 17, 2017 11:58 am
A recent article by Wired proclaimed that ‘the next big blue-collar job is coding’. It blew up immediately online, with equally as many people agreeing and disagreeing with it. So who’s right and who’s wrong? It depends on a lot things. Personally, we think Wired makes a valid point and that some (not all, but some) of the naysayers missed it.
Here’s why we think coding really IS the next blue collar job.
April 14, 2017 6:03 am
Computer programming is one of those disciplines that requires constant learning. Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, so much so that sometimes even the biggest experts find it challenging to keep up sometimes. Continual improvement is the only way to stay ahead of the curve, or at least keep pace with it.
It’s not enough to learn some fundamentals, write a few lines of code, call yourself a programmer and start applying for jobs. If your goal is to become an expert coder, then you need to prepare for a lifetime of refreshing your old skills and learning new ones. If that doesn’t sound like fun, then you’re probably in the wrong industry.
So what’s the best way to improve your coding skills? It all boils down to the words of the wise Dory the Fish (well, almost)
‘Just keep coding, just keep coding, just keep coding…’