5 Beginner Tips for Young Developers

by | Apr 29, 2022

I am in my first year of my apprenticeship here at Icinga. At my second Blogpost I want to talk about some easy tips for other starting developers to get an easy start into coding. When I think about me as I wanted to start coding, I knew some words about coding but for me it was also hard to get a good entry into coding. In the following I will explain five tips to get a better start with coding. 


1) Don’t be scared

For many, learning to code can be a daunting task but half the battle is believing in yourself. Have faith in yourself that you can do it and you’re halfway there. Remember, it’s another language, after all, just one you write rather than speak. 


2) Set reasonable goals

Learning to code takes time and is not something you will learn overnight. Give yourself a reasonable timeframe to complete your challenge and set short-term and long-term goals to help you through your coding journey. 


3) Stick to it

Coding is not the easiest skill to learn, but it is one of the most rewarding. To ensure you continue to improve, practice regularly, even if it is just for 30 minutes each day. Daily practice will help to instil the skills you have learned and make sure you don’t forget them in the long term. 


4) Grasp it rather than remember it

When it comes to coding, simply remembering it isn’t enough. It’s important that you grasp and understand what you are learning to help you overcome any obstacles in the future. Remember your job as a programmer will be to solve problems, not just to write code. 


5) The right language

I started with PHP and I liked the start with it. In school I learned coding with C# which is a good start too but I liked PHP more. At the end the question everyone has to answer is what someone wants to code after the learning process or at the learning process. Good recommendations are also: C, C++ or Java. 


Hopefully, my tips will help you and it can release as much fun as it is for me to code everyday here at Icinga.

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