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|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by mikezuruki: 12:04pm On Jul 16, 2020|
You don’t have to insult him to make your point.
Don’t be stvpid!
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by BOOKWORMLUX(m): 12:05pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Me i am interested in the web but i don't know what to even venture into at the moment.
Could be due to limited resources though.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by abumeinben(m): 12:06pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Someone suggested java and c++. I'm really tired of all these surface-shiny languages like JScript with its various frameworks.
I still with java and Python. I just keep learning but don't know where to apply for now, but I keep learning. I'm just a NEPA guy.
Here's the book is use for java by Daniel Liang: http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?&req=Daniel+Liang+&phrase=1&view=simple&column=def&sort=year&sortmode=DESC
Apart from pdfdrive.com shared above, gen.lib.rus.ec is another monster for ebooks.
It's never late to go into programming. Learnt that from quora.com
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|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Nobody: 12:06pm On Jul 16, 2020|
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by deltateam: 12:07pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Apologies. I didn't mean it as an insult
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|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Sofistcatdmoron: 12:07pm On Jul 16, 2020|
GrantCashel:You did php and java and you are complaining ,,
There is money every where, it depends on where you find your self bro,,,
It also depends on what is trending, php is outdated,
There are trending web techonologies around,
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by tot(f): 12:08pm On Jul 16, 2020|
And then you insulted him in the process of making your own point
OP, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Angelfrost(m): 12:08pm On Jul 16, 2020|
There is no age restriction to skills acquisition, learning and growth... Go for it! Success will come with your commitment.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by igboarenice: 12:11pm On Jul 16, 2020|
GrantCashel:By the time he is through with all that maths he will be ready to face his maker
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Sofistcatdmoron: 12:12pm On Jul 16, 2020|
romeo411:Dont just jump into it because of what you heard.
You have to ask yourself,
1. Im i a tech enthisiast?
2. Do i derive joy in staying in front of a laptop/computer for the whole day
3, do i love solving technical problems
4. Am i good in handling system related issues ,,
If your answer is yes, then you can go ahead
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by nairatag: 12:17pm On Jul 16, 2020|
You can if you have the passion. Choose a stack and dedicate 9 months. You can sign up for programs like Andela Learning Community, Hng, and others. They help you interact with other programmers.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by hush15: 12:18pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Well, I will give you an honest opinion in the optimistic context.
While many say "sure you can", at that age the truth is its relative to a lot of factors. I don't want to discourage you cos they right, you can achieve anything if you true to your goals but am the type that like to be realistic and true to my self. Not that its impossible, its just that how prepared are you mentally for the task ahead considering your antecedence.
You need to be true to yourself. Many don't understand the concept of programming as it is multifaceted on its own. The are many types of programming languages out there. So depending on what you are going for will also determine whether you can cope or not.
Also there are different aspects of programming. Basically, there is the frontend and a backend side of programming. The latter requires more in depth knowledge on programming logics than the frontend side of it. Back end is more db related and your intuition level and logical reasoning must be spot on. You must be a good analyst and deep thinker to survive that end. Also to that end, you understand some core basic machine language, then how storage is being handled. So depending which side you want to go, it determines how deep you can go. Even the front end isn't a walk in the park but you will survive at your age.
That brings us to the question about your history is quantitative analysis. How good is your reading and reasoning skills? Cos programmers are thinkers and they must be able to interprete their thoughts in logical steps to achieve desired results. The phone we use, just imagine how deep people think to program a phone just to give us joy. So its serious business with 247 dedication.
That leads to the final question, what's your social life like cos I will tell you one truth, if you are a faaji person, a baller who is very active in social life, I suggest you forget programming cos most programmers are solitary folks whose nature doesn't go with a faaji person. As a thinker, you probably spend more time quietly and indoors. You probably be walking with pen and notepad everywhere. Just look at zuckerberg, his fashion sense is zero, not because he doesn't have the money, he just doesn't have the time to look good.
With all that being discussed, if you being honest with yourself, you will know what yo do.
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|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by saajus: 12:21pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Phone application development is a very hot cake now.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Ohyea162: 12:21pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Yes you can, I suggest you take CS50 from edx firstly.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Chukd225: 12:22pm On Jul 16, 2020|
There is no age limit to education,so I believe u can make an impact.afterall,my roommate@the law school was 64years old,he passed the bar exams and hes active in law practice.just make hardwork, commitment, dedication and discipline ur watchword.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by toye440: 12:23pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Anonime1105:I can bet u, the motivating factor for many is money, and they tend to miss how demanding it could be. A programmer has no life, as u r always on ur system 24/7, not minding the fact that there are several computer High level language u need to learn.
My candid advice is, if ur motive is sharp sharp money, bros programming is not for u. You can start with SQL or Python.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by AfonjaConehead: 12:24pm On Jul 16, 2020|
If ivartheboneless hotoro could do it@ 50,you can.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by doggedfighter(f): 12:26pm On Jul 16, 2020|
mcqwerty:Kindly suggest good computer programming colleges, thanks
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by laluski(m): 12:27pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Thank you for this comment...I also am in my mid 40's and want to go into programming ..any other advice/input will be highly appreciated.thank you once again
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by tosan245(m): 12:33pm On Jul 16, 2020|
If you can Think it, you can achieve it.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by CsRockefeller(m): 12:36pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Hmmmmm. The same programming I was running from last year.
Make I go dust my laptop.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by ProfAmaben: 12:39pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Programming is not for the faint hearted o!!!
Programming is not theory that you can memorize, it takes practice practice, tears of frustration, loads of self doubt, spending of cash for online courses or bootcamps, fuel, internet connection etc.
You see that your son or daughter, once you start coding, you would beat the heck out of them cause it frustrates most times, you become antisocial because your brain is still trying to figure out why the simple 4 lines of code you learnt on Udemy didn't work.
The main problem begins when you start understanding the basis e.g. loops, for, while, etc. When it comes to implement your knowledge, you would start to understand how difficult this field is. Programming is very hard bro, although the joy that comes from being decent is immesurable.
At 40 it's kinda late o, except you are very good in mathematics or come from a CS background.
Ask yourself, can I stomach this at 40? Can you sit down for 8-10 hrs watching tutorials and debugging your useless apps? Can you pass a programming job interview that requires algorithms? Can you? Can you build an enterprise grade app in 24hrs just to pass an interview for a job that pays 100k? Remember that those CS, CS engineering, mechanical engineering students are all gunning for the same job like you. They would even beat you blue black at the interview and request for smaller pay, because they love coding and want that experience.
Wishing you all the best in your endeavor.
Give it a try, if you discover that it's not making sense in 6months, move to something else, everyone cannot be a programmer
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|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by meobizy(f): 12:41pm On Jul 16, 2020|
You can get successful but will never meet the capabilities of eighteen, nineteen and twenty-five year old programmers who’ve practiced all their young lives. It’s like sports: you can become an amateur at any age, but the professionals have done nothing apart from eat, breathe, shit and live for the activity.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Macwrites: 12:43pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Yes you can. Provided you want to practice it for the next 5 to 10 years.
Anyone can learn programming in a few weeks/months. But it will take months/years to be good at it.
You need a lot of hours to build up, fix bugs and improve your codes to become good.
Yes you can switch at 40. And yes you can turn it to a new career.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by BuddhaPalm(m): 12:43pm On Jul 16, 2020|
In your experience, what have you programmed that required all this maths. Or any maths at all?
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by Meel: 12:45pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Can someone proficient in Python( grounded in its Ds and Algorithm) also learn Java within a month.
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by bigtt76(f): 12:45pm On Jul 16, 2020|
I get you clear but many may not understand where you were driving at. Many delved into software development because of the successes of renown platform owners etc and looked to becoming one. In doing this, they get distracted a lot and lose focus at the outset due to the many technologies out there. Some will say learn Laravel, others Java or React, NodesJS, Android, Swift etc. Focus is key
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by SavageBoy: 12:45pm On Jul 16, 2020|
You really don't know what you're saying
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by tafat: 12:46pm On Jul 16, 2020|
Sure you can, infact you can even be an expert in it
|Re: At 40, Can I Still Learn Programming And Be Good At It? by ToyinDipo(m): 12:47pm On Jul 16, 2020|
ThreeBlackBird:And he may soon realize the hard way
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