Hello everyone! In today’s blog, I will be sharing “10 Tips for Coders,” which will be helpful for people who want to peruse coding as a career and make a living out of it.
This blog post is for everyone, but especially for those who are planning to pursue coding as a career. Whether you have started to learn code, are learning code and are in the beginner phase, or have already learned enough to have started working somewhere in some company,
I wrote this blog specifically for people or students who want to study software engineering in the future, whether they are high school students, college students, or even working professionals.
Here are the top 10 Coding Tips.
- Don’t do multiple things at once.
- Find your pack.
- There is no “best” technology.
- Tutorial Hell.
- Don’t just do it for a certificate.
- Don’t Quit.
- Don’t go for multiple platforms.
- Make use of GitHub or LinkedIn.
- You should have a problem-solving mindset.
Tip 1 for placements.
The first thing you need to understand about placement in most software companies is that there are two types of placements known as “service-based companies” and “product-based companies.” I am going to explain a little about service-based companies and product-based companies.
A service based company is one that provides the customer, like you and me, with services Example software companies develop software and provide solutions to their customers. In short, service based companies are those that provide others with services and solutions.
Product-based businesses create high-end items in order to meet the needs of their clients. These businesses are focused on launching or manufacturing items with a high market value. Product-based companies include Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook. These are the most leading and good companies and will ask you questions about data structures and algorithms during the interview. Let me explain.
Google has some data, and the data is stored; Facebook has some data, and that data is stored; and WhatsApp has data, and the data is stored. That process of storing data is known as “data structuring,” and the operations applied to the data structure are known as “algorithms.”
Tip 2: Don’t do multiple things at once.
As you are aware, in college life, there is a lot of pressure because around you, some of your friends are learning app development, some are learning graphic design, some are learning web development, and some are preparing for placement. In this time period, we get so confused because there is so much to learn and it’s hard to decide, so usually what we end up doing is stepping into two fields at once, which is a really bad approach. While learning programming, we should focus on one thing at a time. “IT DEVIDES YOUR FOCUS” if you do so.
Tip 3 Find Your Pack.
For example, if you have recently started college or a job, it is extremely beneficial for you to find or form a group in which each individual codes alongside you; just as in colleges and universities, your classmates who are coding, seniors, or people who share your desire to work in the IT sector can always join you in a group. There are a lot of benefits to joining a group.
- The advantage of joining a group is that if there is something or some code that you don’t understand, there is a chance that someone in your group knows the answer.
- You can join and enter a contest together. After joining the contest, you can discuss different approaches to different questions, find out how others solved their problems, and share how you solved your common problems.
- If you happen to learn something new, you can share what you learn with the group to expand their knowledge.
Tip 4: The Best Technology Does Not Exist.
We often think that if I’m learning coding or any software, why not learn the best software or the best programming language? But there is one thing you should understand: there is no “best programming language” or “best technology” out there. Whatever programming language or technology you master will be the best for you in the future.
Tip 5: Tutorial Hell:
For instance, if you need some information about coding, you turn to the internet and search for references and explanations on YouTube. You understand and decide to copy the code and make it your own after watching the reference video. But let me tell you that’s the biggest mistake you can ever make because by doing so, you are not learning for the long term, and you are probably not learning much.
Tip 6: Don’t just do it for a certificate.
Most people we know enjoy accumulating certifications; they join multinational corporations and do internships to accumulate certificates, or they take additional courses to accumulate certificates; however, this is probably the worst thing you can do because most companies don’t care how many certificates or degrees you have; all they care about is your skill, yes, your skill.
Tip 7: Never Give Up.
Sometimes in the early stages of coding, we often face problems while understanding the codes or we face unknown errors that, at that moment, we cannot understand how to solve the error or problem, and we take a lot of time just to find a solution to that error or to find out why this code is not functioning or how to find the correct logic to apply. These types of hardships will occur in the early learning stages, but don’t be disheartened and convince yourself that coding is hard and you will never be able to learn it. Don’t give up on “Try, Try, Try Until You Succeed.” All you need is a positive attitude. If you keep a positive attitude, your journey in the coding universe will be successful.
Tip 8: Don’t go multiple platform.
It is generally not advisable for a coder to go multi-platform, as it can be time-consuming and difficult to keep up with the constantly changing landscape of different programming languages and technologies. Instead, it is usually more efficient and effective to focus on a specific platform or technology and become an expert in it. This allows you to build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that can be leveraged in your career. Additionally, specializing in a particular platform or technology can make you more valuable to employers and can open up more job opportunities. However, it is always important to keep learning and staying up-to-date with developments in the field, so you may want to consider learning additional technologies or languages as needed or as time permits.
Tip 9 Use Git and Linked.
GitHub is a website and cloud-based service that provides version control for software development and collaboration. It allows developers to host and review code, manage projects, and build software.
To use GitHub as a programmer, you will first need to create a GitHub account by visiting the GitHub website and clicking the “Sign up for GitHub” button. Once you have an account, you can create a new repository to store your code, or you can fork an existing repository to make a copy of it under your own account.
To collaborate with other developers on a project, you can create a new branch in the repository and make changes to the code in that branch. When you are ready to share your changes with others, you can create a pull request to request that your changes be merged into the main branch of the repository. Other developers can review your changes, discuss them, and either accept or reject the pull request.
You can also use GitHub to connect your account to other tools and services, such as continuous integration platforms, code review tools, and project management tools. This can help you automate parts of your development workflow and streamline collaboration with your team.
Tip 10: Problem-solving mindset.
A problem-solving mindset is a way of approaching challenges and difficulties in a proactive and systematic way. It involves the ability to identify and define problems, generate and evaluate potential solutions, and implement and test the most promising solutions.
Here are some key characteristics of a problem-solving mindset:
- Creativity: being able to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to problems
- Persistence: being willing to work through challenges and not giving up easily.
- Flexibility: being open to trying different approaches and adapting to changing circumstances
- Resourcefulness: being able to find and utilise resources effectively to solve problems
- Analytical thinking: being able to break down problems into smaller parts and analyse them systematically
- Communication skills: being able to clearly articulate problems and potential solutions to others
Developing a problem-solving mindset can be helpful in any field, as it allows you to approach challenges with a proactive and analytical approach rather than reacting to problems as they arise. It can also help you become more resilient and adaptable as you learn to find solutions to problems that may seem insurmountable at first.