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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Asianas: 12:32am On Jun 07
MountainView:
Hello there, my fellow programmers and aspiring , now let me ask you,

Why did you choose to become a programmer??


For me, i picked interest after watching the TV series Kyle XY and I've enjoyed the journey so far...



MarvelReigns
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Asianas: 12:33am On Jun 07
Raustin:
According to Philip0906

1.Visit learnpython dot org and start with the basics--- start with HTML, CSS & bootstrap then move to Python and Ruby. You can also checkout freecodecamp dot org.

2. Use Youtube tutorials for visuals; Search for "learn python/HTML/CSS full course for beginners" any of the languages you want to learn...You can also check out & subscribe to Freecodecamp youtube channel

3. Sign up on meetup dot com...And select your city of residence. You will join over 5,000 Nigerians who are learning how to code with different bootcamps and learning events organised throughout the year.

4. Immerse yourself in this daily for 8 months...Then apply for Andela's learner or volunteer programs next year April/May

5. If you don't get the opportunity to join Andela, there will be other doors that will open for you (One of the pros of been a programmer)

6. Give yourself this time next year, you will be a self taught programming guru (You need atleast 11 months of intense self learning to be ready to take on very tasking jobs)

7. You will be spoilt for choice of jobs, no matter how little for a start (freelance, remote, contract or salary)...That's a guarantee



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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by TheSourcerer: 7:45am On Jun 07
Sirvingeo:
It's simply because of its mathematical concept. I will continue coding until I die and mine kids will take over from me . Although I started coding late at around 26 years and I'm 27 now
same age range , I'm into the illegal online bussiness (you get) was never shown pointers to programming , any pointer will greatly help you seem down to earth ♥️♥️
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Dipsaint: 10:18am On Jun 07
tollyboy5:

grin grin grin grin bros u no go kee pesin. I've been jumping upandawn as a C++ programmer but I noticed people dont code C++ that much.
I was like smiley where are my people until I saw one tread wey 1 C++ guy create to solve one actual problem gbam! naso I jump enter the thread , omo na jet I take use fly out back! shocked. nna those guys were speaking spiritual terms mheen! grin but now I'm two years on coding world just trying to level up. wink
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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by iqiq: 12:05pm On Jun 10
Nice thread
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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Omar09(m): 3:03pm On Jun 27
I chose to become a programmer after seeing their salary range. Omo if human being deh chop $150k a year, meself suppose follow. Them get two head, lol grin grin.

Started two days ago. So far I'm enjoying python. I know say e go hard somewhere, but $150k be my motivation.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by marshalcarter: 9:46am On Jun 29
Hello programmers... please I need to ask here cos Google isn't helping me at all....
What programming language should i study if i wanna open a blog/forum/website?? Google no dey help me atal
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Maskyy(m): 3:41pm On Jun 29
marshalcarter:
Hello programmers... please I need to ask here cos Google isn't helping me at all....
What programming language should i study if i wanna open a blog/forum/website?? Google no dey help me atal

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by LSarcastic: 8:56pm On Jun 29
MountainView:
Hello there, my fellow programmers and aspiring , now let me ask you,

Why did you choose to become a programmer??


For me, i picked interest after watching the TV series Kyle XY and I've enjoyed the journey so far...

Mine was crazy. It was just after I wrote WAEC back in 2015. I was jobless and entered into a state of emptiness. Though we were not mandated to do so, I still went to school everyday. It happened day after day until I stumbled on a movie(It's always a movie, isn't it cheesy). I still can't remember the name up till now; an Indian movie about a group of guys who stole tons of gold to be transported. Among the team of thieves was a hacker who eventually sabotaged the entire team with his skills.

I was impressed with that and started trying to get into the field. I was also motivated by the lack of some features I fantasized on in the games I play. I felt 20 people should play PES as multiplayer, each controlling a single player. I got an application from Playstore: XeusHack. I started stuffs there and learned a lot. I would use ideas I learned to play on my dad's PC, making zip bombs, batch files and the sorts. I didn't understand any of the things I typed then.

I then got to a particular topic: Programming. The article then was like, if you can't make your own tools, you're nothing more than a script kiddie. It then listed dozens of programming languages, classifying them by usage. At the bottom of the list were two languages tagged as: "for proffesionals". These two languages were Python and Ruby. Since Python was at the top of the list, I Googled it and got an interpreter: QPython(It's still my favorite Android interpreter and I still use it till date due to it's tight coupling with Linux). It's name is now QPython3L.

My first program in Python(you can guess it) was Hello, world! The moment I ran that code, that was the last time I ever though about hacking. I delved deep into Python and I've not looked back from Programming ever since.

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by spyglaxx: 10:50pm On Jul 01
Going into solidity.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by marshalcarter: 12:44am On Jul 02
Maskyy:

PHP , HTML, CSS, WordPress
can you teach me please
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by rastaxarm(m): 12:53am On Jul 02
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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Maskyy(m): 6:33pm On Jul 02
marshalcarter:

can you teach me please
If you'll pay, beep me on WhatsApp. My digit is on my monicker
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by marshalcarter: 11:29pm On Jul 02
Maskyy:

If you'll pay, beep me on WhatsApp. My digit is on my monicker
okay sir grin but please don't cut my neck Coro is everywheregrin
and where do you reside??
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by mesheal7: 11:04am On Jul 03
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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Bigheart(m): 10:28am On Jul 11
Great programmers, Google Playstore is not accepting Nigeria card. Please how can I sell my android app to Nigerians
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Lampert505(m): 10:27am On Jul 12
Been using sololearn and w3school...they seems very good
tollyboy5:

I do advice people to use sololearn I don't know if there is any other app that is better but sincerely I really like the app. you'll understand after downloading.
start with html to CSS then you move to JavaScript family. after learning all those stuff them learn WordPress easy site builder and go back to continue learning code wink
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Lampert505(m): 4:27pm On Jul 12
Hi boss. I followed you up on this. I've been learning to code on w3school and sololearn... Dunno if there's any WhatsApp group to follow to enhance learning it fast and accurately?
Maskyy:


Grab your laptop first. And start from here.... HTML.... CSS.... Like that...

This is for web development

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/

And make sure you attempt those exercise.

As for Android.. Start with Java and shift to kotlin ..... Google the diff between Java and kotlin.... I can't explain that now.

For iOS... Go for Swift... Yap Swift language

Simple.... But not simple
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Lampert505(m): 4:34pm On Jul 12
And I go sabi all these stuffs one day too. �
Maskyy:
Everyone wants to handle a section or service on the web. that's cool. the web is damn wide for all to get a space.

I am a web guy from the web development section and frontend practically and backend for security. (Lover of React and nextJs)... NO EGO(just me).
I have been following this thread to this point... I love it. if you are a beginner and confuse, worry less it is normal cus there is a lot of info, lang, framework/library online. so its confusion already. I am a learner too, every web personnel out there is forever learner. its a thing of mental disturbance sometimes(quoted a poster from the comments here)...lol grin
have explained this on some thread but will do it again here.

I will focus on web development.
Web development is of two sections primarily;
FrontEnd Developer
BackEnd Developer


1. FrontEnd Dev.
This is the beginning of the web and mostly a Web developer (not primarily the start of web cus you need to understand how the web wotk e.g HTTP, www... etc). but not everyone wants to be a frontEnd dev. but there is a need to have little knowledge of how things run in this section (e.g like Html, basic CSS).
now what a Frontend dev must know as a beginner
1. HTML
2. CSS
3. Javascript
4. Control version (am a fan of Github)....... this is very important for both frontend and backend dev. I have a detailed Ebook on GitHub as a CV.
There is bootstrap but forget it until you are good with CSS.
Graphics design knowledge is an advantage but not a must.

best resource. (ebook and online) I love so far.
https://javascript.info/
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Getting_started_with_the_web (after reading the whole page, click Installing basic software and move on reading).
https://w3schools.com


after learning intensively the beginner lists I made. its time to choose a Javascript framework/library (it's for frontend ).

Have you heard that the framework is the machine? Framework/library makes it easier to develop a web app by writing pieces of code and link them together to make one powerful app. not compulsory to build all projects with framework or library E.g calculator, converter, static page. But building them with frame/library increases your confidence in it.

Frontend dev has their js framework and library used for UI rendering just as backend as theirs.

The popular ones are; don't mind the order of the list
1. Angular. (framework)
2. Reactjs (library) (nextJs and likes of others for server rendering--- still a frontend tool use with reactjs )
3. Vuejs (library)
......others not mention.

2. Backend Developers
The backend dev deals with logic, dynamic, security (frontend also deals with this when they work with js framework/library).
They know little of the frontend and have tools for interacting with UI and logics at the back.

Framework and Languages for backend respectively. --(framework are in bracket and lang with no bracket except ASP.NET with its lang. inside bracket).
laravel is the framework(PHP)
Django(python)
Express (Node.js/JavaScript)
ASP.NET (supported .NET language (C#, Visual Basic, etc.))
Flask (Python)
Ruby on Rails (Ruby)
Mojolicious (Perl)
Spring Boot (Java)


.... first 4 on the list are worth it. check this https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Server-side/First_steps/Web_frameworks to know factors to consider before choosing a framework.
.....................................................................................................
Control version (eg Github) is very important for all programmers.

for well comprehensive and practicing ebook and videos on FrontEnd and BackEnd Dev, beep me. check my signATURE to reach me. hope I make someone smile with career direction now in web dev.

there are some tools I don't mention, I don't want to derails you from your basic learning but as you learn you will know e.g Codepen(just like your note-keeper on fone).
Get a LinkedIn account and showcase your project when its time. you will know the time yourself.

yah.. if you have both dev section skill. GBAM.. you are a full stack developer (need to know some packages which I did not mention but trust me, on your way of learning the skill, you will surely meet them and forcefully learn them. grin, the guy that said is mental stuff will now understand the definition of that mental stress.... this happens only at the beginning).

cool HAPPy coding

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Maskyy(m): 7:06am On Jul 14
Lampert505:
Hi boss. I followed you up on this. I've been learning to code on w3school and sololearn... Dunno if there's any WhatsApp group to follow to enhance learning it fast and accurately?

I can guide you but not training ooo
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Lampert505(m): 12:46pm On Jul 15
Okay boss. Can I get your WhatsApp digit sire.
Maskyy:


I can guide you but not training ooo
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Westerntv: 7:14pm On Jul 17
I choose it because I want tao learn something new.

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