Here’s Why You Should Start Learning How to Code

Hey, guys! Today’s exciting – I’m here to tell you all why you should start learning how to code.

Now, to get things started, I would like to say that coding isn’t actually that hard – it’s only stereotyped that way, and many think that only geeks or nerds understand it. That is false. Coding is, in fact, very, very easy. Sure, it can get stressing at times, but it’s usually fun. Here are some ways having a know-how on coding can help.

Firstly, coding will likely become the language of the future. The technological industry is growing quickly. New technological developments are being made almost every day. By the next decade, Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) might become the new norm. In all this, of course, we’re going to need programmers to continue to make and curate new technology. And since programming can be a high-paying job, you can make a lot of money off of it.

Secondly, it isn’t hard at all. Sure, you might be thinking that only hackers and computer geeks have the power to write code. But that really is a myth and a major misconception. It may be a bit difficult to grasp at first, but once you understand it, coding can be a breeze. How, you may ask? Well, here’s a story from my personal experience. I started on Linux (if you don’t know what that is, check out my first article on the three major operating systems from last week!) to learn my first coding language. Sure, it took some time to getting used to everything, but with practice, I became quite the pro. I’ve since finished using Linux after some 4-6 months and have decided to learn Python. I’ve since finished using Python, and I’ve now decided to start learning Go, another cool coding language. And if I, a 13-year-old, can accomplish that much, then surely you can too!

Thirdly, once you learn one language, you can learn them all. One day, I realized that Python is practically the same thing as Linux – they just have different command names! The ‘Print’ command, for instance, is just called ‘Echo’ in Linux, but they have the same function. (If you didn’t know, the print command on Python will ‘print’ – or make an output of – whatever you want it to, well, print.) The ‘Echo’ command in Linux does the same thing, and it’s really just called ‘Echo.’ Case in point? If you make an effort to learn just one coding language, you can easily learn the rest.

Fourthly, there are many, many start-up companies that revolve around code and programming. A lot of companies are beginning to get more technological because code and technology is ubiquitous nowadays. A lot of people become freelancers for coding, and at the end of the day, they get paid doing what they love to do in the first place – win-win! But remember, you can only accomplish these things if you try! That’s why making an effort is the first step to success, and it’s no different in the world of technology.

Lastly, knowing how to code can comprise a big tip in your college/university interview or work resume. As I’ve mentioned before, coding is a big part of technology, which, in turn, is currently one of the most successful industries in the twenty-first century. That means that top-notch universities like Harvard and MIT are looking for people with amazing programming skills. Look at us, on our phones – some of us aren’t able to take a step away from our devices. Most of us are probably eagerly waiting for the new version of the device you’re holding in your hands right now, with which you’re reading this article. We’re all addicted to technology, and that isn’t going to stop anytime soon. And if you know enough to be able to ride this wave, it can really help you when you’re applying for a competitive school or job position – you’ll be framed as a hard-working individual with knowledge in a field that a limited number of people take the time to become experts in.

So there we go – those were all the reasons why I think you should start to learn how to code. Thanks for reading, stay tuned for my next article, and have a great rest of your day!

11 thoughts on “Here’s Why You Should Start Learning How to Code

  1. mhm yes you are ‘quite the pro’ in 4-6 months /s
    Linux isn’t a language, its an open-source operating system.
    What you’re really using is bash, a unix shell and a command language.
    At least learn the NAME of what you’re using before making an article to people who don’t know anything about this spreading false information.

    1. *while spreading false information
      And also you mention programming is easy;
      Difficulty also depends on what you’re trying to make. While learning the language itself is somewhat easy, by itself it is useless (most of the time).
      Libraries for that language make things a lot easier to do which means you have to learn those too, which is where you never really stop learning.
      Without them you’re basically reinventing the wheel but most likely a worse version.

      1. > And since programming can be a high-paying job, you can make a lot of money off of it.
        The key word is CAN. If you know what you’re doing, then you can get a high paying job, like almost in every other job around the same level. Just being a programmer won’t automatically get you a high paying job.
        If you think programming is a breeze then you haven’t experienced that moment when you spend 3 hours trying to fix your code and then realize you missed A SINGLE SEMICOLON. And this happens nearly every other day.
        This article doesn’t provide any valid point in my opinion.

    2. Yeah, I didn’t know what the language was in the Terminal. Thanks to some feedback from helpful people like you, I now know that it is called Bash! So thanks :). Also, programming is generally easy. The more you grow, the more your skills grow. That way, it doesn’t seem as hard to you as it would to a beginner. And yes those moments where you are just missing a semicolon is so annoying. That’s why I always liked Bash over Python.

      Thank you for reading my article though, it really means a lot to me :).

  2. Though programming is a good skill to have, you might want to correct some inaccuracies on this article, such as how you are stating that you “learned Linux” when Linux is an open source operating system and not a programming language (you might be referring to bash instead), and how you stated that Python is “practically the same thing” as Python when, again, it’s two very different things.

    1. Well actually what I meant when I said ‘Python and Linux are almost the same’ is that the commands like Echo and Print basically do the same thing when compared (They output the given statement). Of course, not everything is similar, but the commands do the same function.

  3. You’re telling me that print(“Hello world”)
    can teach me D’`$MLKJ}|43V1C5S3sr0)M^mJIZjh3DCAA?-=v{)Lxqpunm3kSinmlkdib(IHdc\”!Y^]\[ZYXQuUTMRQJImG/KJIHG@d>&=6Z498165.-Q10/.’&J*)(!g}C0 ? (This programming language is called Malbolge) I think you meant that they have the same concept, not that they’re the same. “Sure, you might be thinking that only hackers and computer geeks have the power to write code.” Little to nobody thinks that coding is related to hackers. You also mention coding being easy (look up at the print statement in Malbolge), it really isn’t depending on what you’re doing. And you mention Linux being a “coding language”, it’s not. It’s a free and open source operating system. Sure there are Linux commands, but it’s not a programming language. If you were saying Batch, though, that is considered a programming language.
    I see you were trying to create a blog post to inform people about coding, but please do your research or know what you’re talking about before telling other people about it.

      1. Hello there, thanks for reading my article! Yes, coding can be ‘hard’ to an extent, but if you start off easy and grow, grow, and grow, you will actually find these things easy to comprehend. Sure, what you said in Malbolge is kind of overwhelming to the human eye, but since you have learned other coding languages or since you have had experience in Malbolge, that may seem easy to you.

        Also, I actually didn’t really know what to call the Terminal Coding Language, but now I can see that it is Bash. Thank you for telling me!

        Sorry for the amount of errors, I’m actually still learning how to code.

  4. >Sure, it can get stressing at times, but it’s usually fun.

    Until you spend an hour trying to figure out where you forgot a semicolon that is

  5. So I do have some points I would like to raise, though some of them have been stated by others so I’ll leave those. Firstly (and I mean no disrespect by this) I would really avoid calling yourself “quite the pro”. Mainly because it implies that you’ve already learned anything there is to know of the language. The thing is that a healthy programmer mindset is “I’m going to redefine what is my best, and never stop learning”. I say this because Python(and all other languages for that matter are constantly being updated, and tweaked, and there are also code libraries for different tasks, and new libraries are constantly being made and existing ones are being updated. Mastering a programming language is elusive because of this, and you never truly will know everything there is to know of it- or at least will only know for a few weeks till the language is updated. To become “quite the pro” of a programming language is to sustain the ability to constantly adapt and work with the language as it changes, changing the way you use it as the language itself changes.
    Lastly I would like to say I don’t think you should limit yourself to learning one lang at a time, as you described learning Python and Bash scripting consecutively. When you learn multiple at a time the knowledge you get from one lang will build on or off of the knowledge you’ve gotten from your experience with other langs. I myself am learning C++, Javascript, Python, Bash and Arduino. Interesting article by the way. Anyways it seems that you’ve written an article on Mac, Windows, and Linux so I’ll definitely check that out. If I comment anything I’ll include the key to this encrypted message in order to verify it’s me(I don’t need any of my freinds trying anything, lol. I use btw).

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