Becoming a Programmer
IN THIS CHAPTER
Discovering the process programmers follow when coding
Understanding the different roles people play to create a program
Picking tools to start coding offline or online
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
— WALT DISNEY
Programming is a skill that can be learned by anyone. You might be a student in college wondering how to start learning or a professional hoping to find a new job or improve your performance at your current job. In just about every case, the best way to grasp how to code is pretty straightforward:
- Have a goal of what you would like to build.
- Actually start coding.
In this chapter, you discover the process every programmer follows when programming, and the different roles programmers play to create a program (or, more commonly these days, to create an app). You also find out about the tools to use when coding either offline or online.
Writing Code Using a Process
Writing code is much like painting, furniture making, or cooking — it isn’t always obvious how the end product was created. However, all programs, even mysterious ones, are created using a process. Here are two of the most popular ...