How to become a programmer from scratch
One of the most common ways to become a programmer is to get a proper education in high school. It is known that it is a long and difficult path, requiring years of hard study. Usually the specialty connected with programming, are among the most difficult to teach. But upon graduation the young specialist receives a certificate allowing him to qualify for high-paying jobs in prestigious firms.
Many universities in the training of technical specialties are taught the basics of programming. Of course, the acquired knowledge is not enough to get a job in a prestigious firm, but to take the place of a technical support staff member, a system administrator is enough. Unless of course a specialist will not want to or can't find work in my profession.
You can learn programming on their own. This will require special literature, video courses, your own computer. Would be nice to find an experienced friend willing to teach everything he knows himself. The future programmer has to understand that knowledge alone is not enough programming languages. You need to understand the principles of architecture programs, to learn how to present future project from different angles and to choose the most rational ways of its implementation.
Learn languages better programming with Pascal. This is a common programming language, well suited to start learning. This will require a lot of time and patience to learn how to make even a simple program of test problems of the textbook. At this stage it is important not to get lost, to overcome the first difficulties and to leave school
After acquiring basic knowledge and skills a beginning programmer trying to implement their first projects. But, as a rule, due to lack of experience and knowledge, projects get "crooked", inept, and their performance takes a lot of energy and time. At this stage, should be given a lot of effort to study the structure of programming languages, syntax structures, loops and logical functions.
After the programmer has acquired solid skills in project implementation, he begins to specialize in one or two programming languages, to hone their skills, to become highly qualified specialist. At the same time, at this stage need to learn how to work in a team, as major projects entrusted to more than one professional, and workgroup.