HOW CAN YOU LEARN TO CODE FASTER “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think” ……..Steve jobs 1995 Learning to program is not piece of cake, but this doesn’t suggest that we can’t find an exciting way to learn to code. In this article, I will be sharing some vital keys to help you code even faster and accurately. GET AQUAINTED WITH THE BASICS FIRST One of the major issues with learning to code is, you literally want to start doing great things immediately. Whether you want to create an app or websites, it is advisable to begin your journey by learning the basics of one programming language and also understand that learning to code is done in stages. Get started and understand the basics before advancing to bigger topics, because the better you understand them, the easier it is to learn more complex topics. SET YOUR GOAL ON WHY DO YOU WANT TO CODE Just like anything in life, if you have a goal, you are more focused on what you want to achieve, that is why it is very important to know which direction you want to go, and the reason why you want to learn to code firstly. Setting your goal first will give you motivation and commitment while learning to code. PRACTICE FREQUENTLY Programming is a skill you get only with a lot of practice. Think about this, “Nobody learns how to swim without trying. The power to learning programming fast is not dependent on the learning alone, but the consistency of practice. Apart from deep interest and motivation it is very important for keep on working on little, because all theory and no practice make jack a dull boy, websites like Hackerrank, leetcode, codecademy, Learn To Code Africa FIND A COMMUNITY One of the advantage of being a programmer is that there are a lots of questions you might have that have been asked by another programmer in your shoes before who got the solution and posted results online, which might be a solution to you problem. Communities also play a huge part in encouraging you every step of the way. However, brainstorming and thinking through the question for a while before bringing it to a discussion forum, will help enhance your thinking ability. Below are my recommended discussion forums you could join. LTC DEVELOPERS FORUM LTC MENTEE COMMUNITY I’m indeed hopeful that this keys above will guide you on your journey on learning how to code faster than you envisioned starting out Welcome to the World of programming! Do have a fascinating time and most importantly, have fun while learning. Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.