How to become a programmer from scratch
One of the most common ways to become a programmer is to get an appropriate education in a university. It is known that this is a long and difficult journey, requiring several years of intensive study. As a rule, specialties related to programming are considered one of the most difficult to learn. But at the end of the school, a young specialist receives a diploma that allows him to qualify for high-paying positions in prestigious firms.
In many universities, the teaching of technical specialties teaches the basics of programming. Of course, the received knowledge is not enough to get a job in a prestigious firm, but to take the place of a technical support staff, the system administrator is enough. If, of course, the specialist does not want or can not find a job in the main specialty.
You can learn to program yourself. To do this, you need special literature, video courses, your own computer. It would be nice to find an experienced comrade who is ready to teach everything he knows himself. The future programmer needs to understand that the knowledge of programming languages alone is not enough. It is necessary to understand the principles of building the architecture of programs, to learn to represent the future project from different sides and choose the most rational ways of its implementation.
Learning programming languages is better with Pascal. This is a generally accepted programming language, well suited for the start of training. It takes a lot of time and patience to learn how to compose even simple programs from the test tasks of the textbook. At this stage it is important not to get lost, to overcome the first difficulties and not to drop out of school
After acquiring basic knowledge and skills, a beginner programmer begins to try to implement his first projects. But, as a rule, because of a lack of experience and knowledge, projects are obtained "kosobokimi", unskillful, and their implementation is spent a lot of time and effort. At this stage, much effort should be devoted to studying the structure of programming languages, syntactic constructs, cycles, and logical functions.
After the programmer has acquired solid skills in the implementation of projects, he begins to specialize in one or two programming languages, hone his skills, become a highly qualified specialist. At the same time, at this stage it is necessary to learn how to work in a team, since large projects are entrusted not only to one professional, but to a working group.