When starting out as a beginner in the world of software development, it is very imperative that you do not lack passion and drive in your pursuit. Many times as software developers, it sometimes happens that we get tired and weary. When times like this come up, the most important thing is that you make tireless effort to keep coding. Just like what Chris Sevillaja, the founder of scotch.io rightly says “Slapping the keyboard until good happens”.
As developers, we have to keep going. I recently read a blog post by Faye Bridge on blog.teamtreehouse.com. She interviewed Chris Dabatos, a web developer who couldn’t afford his own computer. He went on to learn to code with Treehouse during his free time at work. After 3 months of dedication, Chris landed a junior developer position at a processing company. Less than a year after that, Chris became the main developer for the company.
In this interview, Chris was asked to give an advice for students and people who are just learning to code and here is his reply
My #1 piece of advice is to not give up and to not doubt yourself. Know your value. I don’t tell many people this, but I actually signed up for Treehouse 3 months before I began to take it seriously. I decided it would never happen for me so I cancelled. But afterwards, I had this inkling feeling telling me, “Chris, if you don’t go all in and learn how to code, you will regret it forever.” So, I signed up again, went all in, and became a developer in 3 months.
So keep coding people. In consistency lies the power.