My Python Story
Disclaimer: This post is not to show how good or bad I am writing code with the python programming language or any other thing. It’s just my view of how I came to get started with and love Python
So, a little background story:
I have always wanted to become a developer, always read every book available, watched every tutorial available to drive me towards becoming a developer. Yes, all that helped me get started writing PHP and Ruby on Rails codes, but the codes were all wacky and there was nothing I did that made the code come out right, they are always wacky.
That was when I realized that my goal of becoming the developer I would love to become and ultimately getting into the Machine Learning field would not be possible if I stayed at the stage I was, I decided to go find a solution to my problems and that brought me into Switch — an outfit that helps turn budding developers like me into world class developers.
-Just so you know, this is not in anyway a paid advert for the program, it’s basically about my journey — My Python Story
How As That Helped Shaped My Python Story?
Coming into the program, I always thought I was going to continue in the way I’ve always gone through, learning PHP and Ruby on Rails and I was very very very surprised when, on the first day or backend development, we were told we would be getting to learning a ‘good language for beginners’ known to everyone as Python.
If you don’t know about the language, according to wikipedia — it’s defined as: Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming, created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991. An interpreted language, Python has a design philosophy which emphasizes code readability (notably using whitespace indentation to delimit code blocks rather than curly brackets or keywords), and a syntax which allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than possible in languages such as C++ or Java. The language provides constructs intended to enable writing clear programs on both a small and large scale.
Yes, it’s a widely used general purpose programming language which means I can definitely use it for developing my ML and AI applications. Something I never knew was a bit possible. Coming into the program opened my eyes into that and I got converted from a PHP lover to a Python lover in just a few minutes of introduction to the language.
Ever since then, even though I’ve been having lots of hard times wrapping my head around most of the concepts as they all feel new to me even though I’ve been writing code before now, something I believe most if not all developers go through, I can confidently say I’m growing by the day as a developer.
That, in as little words as possible is My Python Story. I know that might not sound as enticing or educational as you all might want but the one thing I want to take away from this article is that, ‘Always be on the lookout, you never might know when that next level comes’. Also, before signing off, I would like to officially start my own #100DaysOfCode, which I solemnly promise to adhere to. Any day I don’t adhere to, I will have to add an extra-code.