Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

And what I’ve learned from teaching others

Cecily Carver
Nov 22, 2013 · 7 min read

Before you learn to code, think about what you want to code

Knowing how to code is mostly about building things, and the path is a lot clearer when you have a sense of the end goal. If your goal is “learn to code,” without a clear idea of the kinds of programs you will write and how they will make your life better, you will probably find it a frustrating exercise.