How to get into programming and succeed in the area
In this article you will learn how to get into programming, what you can do to start programming today and succeed in the area
Hey you all, are you OK? Let’s see now the best way to get into programming and how to learn to program in a solid way!
First you need to know that there is no magic formula, just a lot of study and resilience.
The idea is to study the basic concepts well, having as an ally a good roadmap or study plan, as you wish.
Choosing The Area
Before putting together a study plan, you need to know where you are going
We have several areas under the programming rule:
- Web development;
- Desktop development;
- Mobile development;
- Data Science;
These are the main ones, but there are still other variations to get into the IT world.
The most used commercially today and with greater space is the web, but there is a large market for mobile
In addition to the data market being emerging in a very strong way
However, mobile usually has a greater barrier to enter it, and data needs a mathematical background
If that doesn’t scare you, go ahead.
But my suggestion, and you will even be less likely to get frustrated, is the web option
Today any internet site is included in the web umbrella, in addition to other software that also works through the internet.
As you can see there is a lot of space in the market
See an example of banks, in the past hours were spent in a queue, now you can make an account online and that’s it!
Note: from here I will stick to the web area to make it easier to understand how everything works, but in the other areas the process is the same
How do you plan to create a study plan?
Sometimes a ready-made one doesn’t work and you have to try to identify yourself with it to make good sense of it.
Your first step is to choose a main language, there are several good ones:
The idea is that it falls within the scope of the backend, so that you learn the complete flow of a web application.
But you will certainly have to complement it with others like HTML and CSS, which are structural languages for web development.
A study plan is directly aligned with how to get into the schedule, and why is that?
Because you’re going to assemble it according to what you want to work with, we already have two good references so far: area for programming and main language
The missing point now is: what are companies searching for?
You will need to make a search for junior programmer or internship positions, and look for all the necessary requirements.
These will enter your study plan
Topics that are likely to appear (in addition to what we’ve already talked about):
- How the internet works;
- Linux or at least basic terminal;
- Version control (git);
- Some database (study SQL and then a database);
There may be other requirements, but as the vacancy is for beginners, since you want to enter the market, if the company asks for more than that, they are looking for someone cheap and not a beginner programmer.
Then gather all the information and put it on a list so you can follow your process
Alight! And now what comes next?
You need to learn the basics of everything you selected
Create projects where it is possible and where it is not: using technology a lot
Projects are your closest proximity to the job market possible, so be creative
Try to clone some website and also its features
Start at the bottom, like making a portfolio for yourself
And keep evolving, a very complex system that I can mention here is an e-commerce
If you can make one that behaves like one that is already working on the web, your chances of getting a junior/internship job are huge.
Don’t forget to save the projects somewhere so you can show them in the interview
Save your code on GitHub
However, having these projects hosted on some host would be ideal.
The bad thing is that it costs money, so only do it if you have a few bucks to spend 🙂
In The Application
Assuming that you have already worked your way to the end and learned everything necessary, you now need to send resumes
Remember to put everything you learned in the process, also include the link in the curriculum to the repositories of your projects
And don’t forget to apply for jobs that are in line with your profile, since you’re a beginner, jobs that go far beyond what you know will only make you burn the cartridge
Better wait a little longer, when you’re more prepared
Interviews usually have some technical test, if you followed my advice you probably already know how to make a CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
The reality is that most jobs will demand a CRUD project with the main language you will be using in the company, so get ready!