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Is it difficult to learn computer programming ?

Category: Programming Date: Friday, May 05, 2017

"Programming is a step by step conversion of your thoughts into code. If you don't have thoughts, you cannot write code."

If you belong to the category of people who are new to programming and find it to be difficult, then this article will give you many reasons why you should or should not find programming easy or hard to learn. We live in a world filled of computing devices all around us. As our civilization moves towards more and more digitization, the demand for computer programmer will keep on growing in the years to come. Therefore, if you have computer programming skills, you can surely find yourself to be in demand in the years to come.

Is it hard to learn programming ?

The answer to this question is both yes and no. It depends on your approach towards this subject. If you take a wrong approach to learn programming, it will become so difficult for you to master this subject that you will finally want to just quit. But if you take the correct approach to learn programming, you will be able to master this subject in no time.
Computer programming is difficult because…

Students focus too much of learning computer programming that they forget that programming is just a medium of expression, what is important is to learn is what to express. For example, if you can speak English and you are asked a question for which you know the answer, then you can speak your answer using the English language. If you do not know the answer to the question then English will not help you at all, because it is just a mode of expression. Similarly, if you know the solution to a given problem, a programming language will help you write your solution and explain it to the computer. But if you do not know the solution to the problem then the programming language cannot help you at all.

Therefore focus more on learning how to solve problems so that you do not find programming difficult.

Computer programming is easy because…

The good news is that the world of computer programming is based on logic. You do not have to cram anything, all you need to do is understand the logic behind everything and you are good to go. Once you master the basic concepts of a programming language, you can use those concepts to learn more advanced concepts. And the fun part is that almost all the programming languages have the same concepts. If you learn these concepts once, you will not have to learn them again for other programming languages.

An important tip…

When learning any computer programming language, focus on two main things

  1. Learning the syntax
  2. Learn problem solving techniques.

If you can master the syntax of a programming language, it will be very easy for you to write computer programs. In the starting pay full attention to how the language is written. Learning the syntax of a computer language is like learning the words and grammar of English language. The better you master the words and grammar, the better are can use the English language.

With a strong problem solving mindset you will find writing computer programs as easy as writing a post on Facebook !

All the best and enjoy coding...

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