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Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Xperienx(m): 5:41pm On Nov 09, 2019
A lot of people think they are too old to start programming while others think they are too small when asked to learn to code

The Question is, AT WHAT AGE DID YOU STARTED PROGRAMMING? you could mention your first tech, how it went then and your experience now.

Let's inspire one another

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Nobody: 6:22pm On Nov 09, 2019
At the age of 24.

My stack is java and and android currently learning Java EE after which I will embrace spring framework.


But I am jobless with the skill I have. I have attended interviews no feedback yet. My laptop got spoiled no money to get another one.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by stanliwise(m): 7:10pm On Nov 09, 2019
dayo2me:
At the age of 24.

My stack is java and and android currently learning Java EE after which I will embrace spring framework.


But I am jobless with the skill I have. I have attended interviews no feedback yet. My laptop got spoiled no money to get another one.
How can this be?

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by stanliwise(m): 7:11pm On Nov 09, 2019
I started at age 18 precisely and from then I have been coding and improving.

Now a master at my own game(web dev)
Stack: Back-end
Language: PHP

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Nobody: 8:35pm On Nov 09, 2019
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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by MountainView: 9:24pm On Nov 09, 2019
16, now 21
Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by sparkle7: 9:50pm On Nov 09, 2019
I started off with java at 15. My first love was Andriod dev. But my 1gb ram lappy couldn't run Andriod Studio. I had no direction then, I jumped from php to c++ to Javafx framework. Nothing to show for it apart from command line based apps.
I ported to python.
Am 18 now. And I use django framework.
Stack is HTML, CSS, Js, python.

Edit

I learnt nearly half of that with my Mobile phone and I built my first django powered app with my mobile phone. See screenshot below.
Some guys won't just do their due diligence. You mobile phone is a s powerful as your PC.
Why do you think it is called a mini computer?
I know of a guy who built a chat bot with his Andriod. I mean an A.I chat bot just like JARVIS but a mini version of it.
PS am not saying having a system is not important. Of course there are some limitations of a mobile phone. The only problem I have is with people who have Mobile phone but keep giving excuses of not starting to learn programming due to not having a system.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Xperienx(m): 9:27am On Nov 10, 2019
MountainView:
16, now 21

This buddy actually started early. Nice grin

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by CapedBaldy: 10:21am On Nov 10, 2019
if I can get my PC this year then I'll be starting at 19.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by sparkle7: 12:07pm On Nov 10, 2019
CapedBaldy:
if I can get my PC this year then I'll be starting at 19.
Do you have an Andriod phone?
If yes then you can start now.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by CapedBaldy: 5:11pm On Nov 10, 2019
sparkle7:

Do you have an Andriod phone?
If yes then you can start now.
it's super slow and the screen is small and my eyes hurt from looking at it for too long.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by sparkle7: 5:14pm On Nov 10, 2019
CapedBaldy:

it's super slow and the screen is small and my eyes hurt from looking at it for too long.
How many gig ram?
Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by CapedBaldy: 5:23pm On Nov 10, 2019
sparkle7:
How many gig ram?
1gb ram. been using it since 2016 and it's probably going to die soon
Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by talk2hb1(m): 8:15pm On Nov 10, 2019
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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by sparkle7: 9:21pm On Nov 10, 2019
where is lalasticlala?
Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by wamiikechukwu(m): 6:35am On Nov 11, 2019
@ 20.

Android

at first it was difficult cos Android studio is heavy and can discourage some but after few months, it was well.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Olamyyde(m): 7:40pm On Nov 11, 2019
I started at 15 but was very lazy. 6 years later, i have average knowledge of python, java and c++ with a little html knowledge.


If i was more disciplined and consistent, i could have learnt 10 languages by now sad

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Xperienx(m): 2:16pm On Nov 12, 2019
Olamyyde:
I started at 15 but was very lazy. 6 years later, i have average knowledge of python, java and c++ with a little html knowledge.


If i was more disciplined and consistent, i could have learnt 10 languages by now sad
Learn 10 languages in 4 years grin
You won't even be able to do great stuffs with any.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by stanliwise(m): 5:06pm On Nov 12, 2019
Olamyyde:
I started at 15 but was very lazy. 6 years later, i have average knowledge of python, java and c++ with a little html knowledge.


If i was more disciplined and consistent, i could have learnt 10 languages by now sad
No wonder you became lazy, you were learning boring languages you were not gonna use.

How I wish you realize that programming languages are similar to spoken languages, how does it make sense to learn many languages by just doing nothing.

Most people who are conversant with many languages was because it was important to them at one point in their live, either they lived in a new location or they were gonna work with some new people who communicate with another language.
Only mis-orientation would make some learn multiple languages locked in a room

Advice
Start learning how to solve problems, learn a new language if it only becomes necessary.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by ANTONINEUTRON(m): 7:08am On Nov 13, 2019
Started at a relatively young age <17

started with the usual HTML,css,basic JavaScript, and PHP. During which I created a web application which enable CBT test to be written online but couldn't deploy it.

But currently am loving Java and developing Android apps.

What is limiting me is no laptop.
Everything I have done is via my phone.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Xperienx(m): 1:09am On Nov 14, 2019
Mods please help this thread.
People really need this

@Laslasticlara

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Ikiso206: 4:38pm On Nov 14, 2019
13 years I started with html, js and css

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by wapcali: 9:43am On Nov 18, 2019
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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by ichidodo(m): 1:11pm On Nov 18, 2019
My brother-in-law just gifted me almost 1 TB of Python language materials complete with Ebooks and study videos....So i guess, my calling will be Python. Especially designing rootkits based on python as a hobby..

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by stanliwise(m): 10:20am On Nov 19, 2019
wapcali:
Mr man, why did you mention my name?
Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by crunchyDope(m): 11:56am On Nov 19, 2019
25 are u gathering data?grin
Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by NoFap123: 3:25pm On Nov 19, 2019
Olamyyde:
I started at 15 but was very lazy. 6 years later, i have average knowledge of python, java and c++ with a little html knowledge.


If i was more disciplined and consistent, i could have learnt 10 languages by now sad
Languages are tools to solve a problem. Learn how to solve the problem first and pick the took that best fits.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Abcruz(m): 6:45pm On Nov 19, 2019
stanliwise:
No wonder you became lazy, you were learning boring languages you were not gonna use.

How I wish you realize that programming languages are similar to spoken languages, how does it make sense to learn many languages by just doing nothing.

Most people who are conversant with many languages was because it was important to them at one point in their live, either they lived in a new location or they were gonna work with some new people who communicate with another language.
Only mis-orientation would make some learn multiple languages locked in a room

Advice
Start learning how to solve problems, learn a new language if it only becomes necessary.

Exactly.
Some people actually feel that becoming a professional in programming is about dancing around different languages.

Without solving a real world problem with a certain programming language, the one who is conversant with 10 languages is not better than a person who cannot code.

Application is all that matters not the number of programming languages you know.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by emmyvet(m): 7:38pm On Nov 19, 2019
17 but was not consistent until I landed my first developer job at 22 few weeks after I finished my final year exams.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by sparkle7: 8:28pm On Nov 19, 2019
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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by fnep2smooth(m): 7:45am On Nov 20, 2019
Started after school..... Was 25 then now am 28..... Started with YouTube and Stack overflow when ever I meet a dead end.
So far I am Master in HTML, CSS, PHP, JAVASCRIPT. Currently learning React , ReactNative, Flutter and Laravel cos I have a dream to travel out someday and this skills are in top demand.


Focus on easy language to help you write your code very short.

For example ReactNative enable you to write your app in Android and iOS at once. This help you to cut cost of employing Android developer and iOS developer. Example Instagram, Facebook Messager.

But Google came out with Flutter... Another monster you just write your code for Android and iOS ( I think also for Destop App) at once which enable developer to write faster code without needs to be switching view in ReactNative or Trying to Re-arrange your code when there is new version of ReactNative.

Follow the trend to eat. and also have your own personal project.. that one is the big jack pot if you succeed.

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Re: Programmers: At What Age Did You Start Programming? by Xperienx(m): 5:51pm On Nov 20, 2019
fnep2smooth:
Started after school..... Was 25 then now am 28..... Started with YouTube and Stack overflow when ever I meet a dead end.
So far I am Master in HTML, CSS, PHP, JAVASCRIPT. Currently learning React , ReactNative, Flutter and Laravel cos I have a dream to travel out someday and this skills are in top demand.


Focus on easy language to help you write your code very short.

For example ReactNative enable you to write your app in Android and iOS at once. This help you to cut cost of employing Android developer and iOS developer. Example Instagram, Facebook Messager.

But Google came out with Flutter... Another monster you just write your code for Android and iOS ( I think also for Destop App) at once which enable developer to write faster code without needs to be switching view in ReactNative or Trying to Re-arrange your code when there is new version of ReactNative.

Follow the trend to eat. and also have your own personal project.. that one is the big jack pot if you succeed.

Nice one bro, keep it up

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