late to learn programming

Too Late to Learn Programming?

If you’re a business owner you know that in today’s market having a website is an absolute must. It provides visibility, helps you connect with your customers, gives you a place where you can put up content, and aids you in establishing a presence on the net.

Given that this is the case, let me ask you this: would you pay for your site to be created? Or would you rather you do it yourself?

Time has passed me by

For others, they would rather just pay experts to make the site. It’s too tedious to learn the ropes and they’re quite busy running the business. And programming is quite complicated besides, especially for beginners.

There are others, however, that would rather do it themselves. Not that they are stingy, but they know that in today’s technological age knowing how websites work is practically mandatory.

The problem is that for others time has already passed them by. “It’s already too late,” most might say. It’s also quite expensive to go back to school.

Fortunately, we live in a time where information about almost anything could be found on the web. There is a vast amount of resources which you can peruse in helping you with this endeavor. All it takes is time and patience on your part.

Available resources

There is a plethora of online resources freely available to anyone with a laptop and internet access. Organizations like Ractivejs.org, Code Academy, CodeHS, Code.org, Khan Academy are just some of the websites you can visit that can teach you programming skills starting from the ground up.

Experts in the field admit that the making websites has been getting more and more complicated. Your site needs to be slick-looking, have a great user-interface, and contain the least possible friction to increase your visitor’s experience.

While there are frameworks that are available out there which can lessen the time of you coding – Ractive.js, Angular.js, jQuery – it would only benefit those who have a basic understanding of how to code.

Give up or keep up

So what exactly would someone do with little to no knowledge and understanding of coding? Give up? You could do that and let technology pass you by. Or you can learn. Learn and keep up with the outbreak of technology that’s been the catalyst to many of the changes you see today.

As said earlier, all you need is time and patience and effort. Just with all things that’s confusing the first step is always the hardest. But again, the resources and training materials that have been listed above will guide you in taking that first step.

It’s okay to be daunted. The programming experts you see now started from where you’ll be starting. They were probably scared too. It’s just that they’ve made sure to see it through when they decided to learn. That’s all there is to it, really. See it through. See it through and someday you wouldn’t be that person who got left behind. You’d be the one that even though you started late, you still managed to keep up.

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