This is my journey throughout the years in learning how to code.
My journey with code started when I was in high-school, we were introduced to FrontPage at first and I was like wow me make websites, me is genius. Afterwards, QuickBASIC came with it's blue screen I thought that I was officially a hacker! and then we moved into Visual Basic where I wrote my first if statement, my first for loop and made my first calculator -tears of joy-, the idea of me talking to a machine and telling it what to do was mind blowing for me. Yet, it took me a while to grasp and understand all these programming concepts.
Then I got into college, and got into depth in programming. I basically studied C++ and Java as programming languages, then I was introduced to OOP concepts, Algorithms, Data Structure and Database. It was pretty tough, all I did during college was crying because I did not get good grades, every semester my GPA would fall, my tears and my self esteem.
Following that, I did an internship in iOS development using Objective-C.
And for the past 2 years, I've been working as a .NET developer using MVC C#.
I know that am still at the beginning of my career, yet things are not easy for me and I'm doing my best to keep getting better and improving. I tried taking some online courses, and reading few books about coding, but I'm still not getting there.
Do you know when you like get something? There is a spark in your head that lights up and then you got it, you mastered that skill I am still not there yet but I really wanna get there.
So, do you have any tips for me? Also, I am curious to know how did you guys learned programming (self taught, school, boot camps, online courses etc..) and what was the thing that got you into programming?