How A Beginners Start To Learn Coding

Coding

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. – Martin Fowler

According to Google half of the world’s population knows Coding besides most of them are students because they are so much interested in coding.

Hey everyone I am Prakash Mishra and I would like to tell you how can you start to learn Coding From scratch and become a professional coder in order to get a job in huge MNC companies.

To become a Professional coder you have to cover a lot of topics. Firstly you have to cover basic topics i.e. functions, arrays, pointers, strings, loops, etc. Secondly, you have to learn the OOP concept( if you are learning the object-oriented language) i.e. classes, inheritance, polymorphism, etc.

Lastly, you have to study important topics i.e. data structures and algorithms.

Generally, beginners often make mistake to become a pro. Following are some easy 5 moves to start avoiding it:

1Select a particular Programming or Coding Language.

2Choose the best code editor

3Best resources.

4Prime websites for practicing Coding.

5: Start Competitive Coding.

Step 1: Select a particular programming or Coding language(c,c++,python,java)

Now the question arises what is a programming language?? and which languages I have to select for Coding.

Generally, there are many human languages through which you can communicate with others, this is exactly the same thing. The Programming language is a tool by which you can communicate with computers.

Computers understand Binary languages(0s and 1s). It is especially made in such a way that a computer should understand all the instructions given by us.

Following are the most popular programming languages which you should select to start to Coding:

C:

C is a procedural programming language. In 1972, Dennis Ritchie developed the python programming language. In addition, the purpose of developing this programming language is to write an operating system.

Following are the main features of the C language :

  • Low-level access to memory.
  • Easy to handle.
  • Simple keywords.
  • Any computer platform can compile this language

Therefore these features make the C language suitable for Coding.

C++:

C++ is a general-purpose programming language. And especially made for the improvement of C language. C++ language includes object-oriented paradigm(object,classes,inheritance,polymorphism,etc) which makes it easy to understand the C++ language.

Following are the main features of the C++ language :

  • Simple to understand.
  • Mid-Level language.
  • Speed.
  • Object-Oriented language.

Python:

Python is a high-level language and a very popular programming language. In 1991 Guido van Rossum created Python. Currently, the latest version of python is Python 3.

Web development, machine learning, and most of the software industries used Python as the main Coding language.

Following are the main features of the Python language :

  • High-level language
  • Beginners friendly.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Open sources.

Java:

Java is the most popular, open-source, object-oriented language. Programs are written in any programming language run on this platform.

Airbnb, Uber, LinkedIn, eBay, Pinterest presently using java coding language as the main Coding language.

Following are the main features of the Java language :

  • Simple to understand
  • Secure platform.
  • Portable.

JavaScript:

JavaScript is a very popular programming language for making interactive web pages. Likewise HTML and CSS, JS is also very important for making websites. It is a very essential part of the web developer skillset.

C#:

C# is the pronunciation as “C Sharp”. It is an open-source and object-oriented programming language pronounced. Firstly Microsoft developed C# in 2000 and it becomes a part of it.

After that in 2002, Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) and the International Standards Organization (ISO) approved the C# language.

Kotlin:

It is a statically typed, general-purpose programming language. And it is an object-oriented language and a better language than Java but still can be fully interoperable with Java code.

Firstly introduced by JetBrains in 2011 and a new Coding language for the JVM. In addition, JetBrains also built some world-class IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm, Appcode, etc.

For beginners, my suggestion would be to learn the Python language first because compared to other languages it is a simple language and easy syntax and very good libraries. After that, you can shift to any other language

Step 2: Choose the best code editor

Basically, there are many code editor which you can use to write your source code. Following are the best code editors which are free of cost :

Visual Studio Code :

Firstly Microsoft made this free source code-editor for every operating system i.e. Windows, Linux, and macOS. It having very good features include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, as well as embedded Git.

In addition, users can also change a theme, keyboard shortcuts, preferences, and install extensions

Visual Studio Code was ranked as the most popular developer environment tool in the Stack Overflow 2019 Developer Survey.

For download follow this video:-

Sublime Text:

The Sublime Text editor is a mature text editor and the developer used it widely. It includes wide features namely Syntax Highlight, Auto Indentation, File Type Recognition, Sidebar, Macros, Plug-in, and Packages that make it easy to work.

Operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux, and macOS are very comfortable with the present version of Sublime Text editor which is 3.0.

for download follow this video:

Dev C++:

The GNU General Public License for programming in C and C++ distributed Dev-C++ as a free “integrated development environment (IDE)”. Generally, we use Delphi to write code.

On October 12, 2020, the latest version of Dev C++ is developed and which is version 6.0 that supports C++11 and partially C++20. It also added a few features like a dark theme and also upgraded some icons, etc.

We are generally using for Windows program, but there exist few attempts to create a Linux version.

for download follow this video:-

Turbo C++:

It is a C++ compiler and integrated development environment originally from Borland. Turbo C++ is firstly introduced by Borland in 1990. As the developer-focused more on professional programming tools, later Turbo C++ products were made as scaled-down versions of its professional compilers.

This editor is specifically used for C/C++ language.

For download follow this link:-

https://developerinsider.co/download-turbo-c-for-windows-7-8-8-1-and-windows-10-32-64-bit-full-screen/

Jupyter:

The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application. It is especially used to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and text. The name Jupyter comes from the core supported programming languages that it is specifically supports: Julia, Python, and R.

for download follow this video:

Eclipse:

Computer programming uses Eclipse which is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) It contains a base workspace as well as extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment.

Mostly people use Java to write eclipse.

And its primary use for developing Java applications, but it is also used to develop applications in other programming languages via plug-ins, like C, C++, C#, JavaScript, Python, R, Ruby (including Ruby on Rails framework).

for download follow this video:

Code::Blocks:

Basically, Code::Blocks is an open-source cross-platform IDE that carries multiple compilers including GCC and Visual C++. It was developed as a GUI toolkit using wxWidgets in the C++ language. Applying a plugin structure, its abilities and features are determined by the implemented plugins.

Therefore, Code::Blocks is used in C, C++, and Fortran. It has a design-build method and unrestricted make maintenance.

for download follow this video:

IntelliJ IDEA:

IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) firstly written in Java for developing computer software. The JetBrains develop IntelliJ IDEA and are widely used in Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can occur utilized for business development.

for download follow this video:

Step 3: The Best resources

There are several platforms from where you can learn languages for free as well as you have paid courses in Coursera, Udemy, etc. but wait why do you have to pay for anything????? when I would tell you all the platforms where you will get all this for free.

  • YouTube: Generally there are many Youtubers out there who are teaching programming Language right from scratch. And have uploaded many playlists. Here I am suggesting some of them…these are the ones that I found very helpful and I am learning from them and I hope that you too will love them.

1. CodeWithHarry:

https://www.youtube.com/c/CodeWithHarry/playlists

2. Hitesh Choudhary: https://www.youtube.com/c/HiteshChoudharydotcom/playlists

3. Simple Snippets:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRIWTSgd7hGtZhx4RYoASEg

4. Aman Dhattarwal: He has two channels(Apna College and Apni Kaksha) go and check out both channels.

https://www.youtube.com/c/AmanDhattarwal

Step 4: Best website for practice coding

HackerRank:

This is a tech company that specifically focuses on competitive programming challenges for coders who genuinely want to do coding. Basically you have to solve programs related to their topics.


HackerRank’s programming challenges can be solved in a variety of programming languages including Java, C++, PHP, Python, SQL, JavaScript) and span multiple computer science domains.

Here’s the link : https://www.hackerrank.com/

GeekForGeeks: https://practice.geeksforgeeks.org/home/

Hackerearth: https://www.hackerearth.com/challenges/

Above all, all are the best website for beginners to do coding in any programming language.

Step 5: Start doing competitive coding

Competitive programming:

Basically, Competitive programming is a mind sport generally held over the Internet or a local network, involving participants trying to program according to provided specifications.

Generally, participants are referred to as sport programmers.

Multinational software and Internet companies especially Google, Facebook, Microsoft support Competitive programming at a very high level and also conduct competitions. several organizations that host programming competitions on a regular basis.

Basically, in competitive programming, you have to write your computer programs for solving bugs(it would be either a mathematical problem else any other algorithm problem).

But if you are a beginner then don’t jump directly on competitive programming because comparative to intermediate or pro, it is a little tough for beginners.

You have to gradually increase your coding skills and when you are confident enough to do high-level coding thereafter you can start doing competitive programming.

Competitive programming websites:

There are a lot of platforms for competitive programming i.e. HackerRank, Hackerearth, GeekForGeeks, especially CodeChef and Codewars.

Hence If you want to learn more about competitive programming then I will share a video that tells everything about how can you start doing competitive programming, when you have to start…

Here’s the video:

Lastly, I would like to say something, Consistent word plays a very big role in your coding life. You have to spend at least 2-3 hours daily to achieve a goal otherwise you will lose interest in coding and it will be boring for you.

Conclusion:

Basically, my motto of writing this blog is for most of the students who wish to learn to code but they don’t get proper guidance, they feel that coding is very difficult and I can’t do this.


So I tried my best to give you all the possible resources which definitely help you to start coding. If you find anything which helps you then please do comment and share as much you can so that no one faces any problem while learning Coding.

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