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Tips on how to learn Computer Programming faster

by Roveen Anyango
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In the computer world, there is always something new to learn, what with new devices and software for them coming up every waking day. Often, no matter how good you are at coding or in computer programming, going the extra mile is what will often set you apart from others.

So, below we look at some tips to help you learn computer programming faster.

Always be proactive

Many programmers will often hold back on how to actually code until it’s too late. To always be ahead of the game, always begin to play with codes as soon as you are done reading through their concepts.

You can build a personal project with each code language that you learn to improve how fast you pick up new concepts.

Always go back to the fundamentals

Like anything else, getting a good grip of the fundamentals is key in learning computer programming faster.

So, from time to time, go back to the fundamentals and re-read them. If possible, re-work some of your earlier projects. A great grip on the fundamentals will make the transition into more advanced material such as back-end programming, that much easier and thus faster for you.

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Code by hand

Advanced computers have made it much easier for us to code with machines that are much faster and more efficient. However, one of the most effective ways to become proficient at coding is using your hands.

This should be something you do even outside of exams and tests. Coding by hand means that you become more cautious, more precise, and more intentional with each line of code that you write.

This is more time-consuming, for sure, but you will become a sounder developer in the job market.

Ask for help

You can do this with some mentors and feedback. While many TV shows and programs romanticize working alone and achieving great things on your own, in the real world, we become better at what we do when we get the right direction and the right criticism.

So, after writing codes, you can join coding communities in the industry to check your work and give their honest feedback on it. You can also find someone more knowledgeable in the field than you and have them act as your mentor. This helps you grasp concepts faster and introduces you to new ideas too.

However, before asking for help, take at least half an hour to try and figure it out. Let your mind work and improve on its own too.

Ultimately, computer programming is down to your diligence and thus, it is important to always maintain the right attitude, even when frustrated.

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