For most people programming is very daunting but in reality it isn’t very difficult to learn how to program. All you need is patience and practice and in no time at all you will be writing your own code.
There are many reasons to learn a programming language and each person has their own reasons that will depend on their aim and what they want to achieve. Below we list some of the reasons why people learn to program.
Fun – People are always learning and trying out new skills such as skiing, dancing, dancing etc because they are fun things to do. Programming can be a fun and rewarding hobby. What can be more fun than writing your own program and watching the screen as the computer works its magic.
Career – You might want a new or a second career and programmers are always in demand. If you know how to program you will not be without a job for long. Many companies are looking for talented programmers that not only create new programmes but also maintain the old ones.
Challenge – Many people get into computer programming to challenge themselves intellectually. They find that the inner workings of a computer are similar to studying a mathematical puzzle.
No matter what you’re reason for wanting to program you will find that it is a rewarding activity that will provide you with many hours that are challenging and fun. The fun starts from the beginning when you are deciding which language to choose from the many that are available and it continues as you discover new things all the time.