My journey in code
لارا. Mar 1
This is my journey throughout the years in learning how to code.
1. High School and 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.
2. College, code and tears
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.
3. Work and code
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.
The Struggle is REAL
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?