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Can people from non-software background get into the coding profile? Yes!

Get the basics in very easy steps and start building things!

As a Software Developer, people always ask me which is the best language they can learn (whether it is Java, Python, or JavaScript). Recently, I interacted with a lot of people, and trust me most of them had one question in common, I feel the same is relatable and heads up to all of us.

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Time changes so does the programming language too. So, it’s important to know the newest things. I mean you can go and code in ancient language too but you will lose your time. Companies these days look for fresh developers who know modern tech stacks.

How do I Start?

Start learning with the language first (I would recommend python) because it’s straightforward and the syntax is not cluttered. Go with basic syntax, and then get into Data Structures/Algorithm. Practice as much as you can and get to know your understanding in and out. You can use this link for learning the coding language [HackerRank] (Python Basic/Problem Solving Basic).

Once done with the important key topics like Data Types, Arrays, Strings, Linked Lists, Recursions, you are good to create small projects maybe a to-do list or attendance system with some basic UI. So now, you know the in and out of the language, and you have a small project created by you.

Now, what's Next?

Start solving coding problems [Easy First*] (I would recommend from leetcode), you’ll get a chance to interact with a lot of other topics as Trees, DP, Time Complexities, and also different ways of solving a single problem and then start building a new web/mobile-based project. Learn more about OOP’s concepts and SQL queries in your spare time. This will give you a wider aspect while solving problems. Once you start, lot’s of questions will hit your head, you’ll start doing research thoroughly and then you’ll fail but you’ll learn every single day :)

Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Don’t get frustrated if you don’t crack the code at first. You have to keep trying, and eventually, you’ll figure it out. I sincerely wish you the best of luck in your journey 👍🏻

Happy Coding.

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