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I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go >

theodinproject.com (the best alternative to free code camp, if you fancy learning Ruby on Rails, anyway if you have a few years spare, why not do both!)

The two links below are for FREE university courses from around the world, some are with the best Universities in the world and as technical as you require >

edx.org/

coursera.org/

If you think damn I just want easier and see if I like this programming lark then try >

codecademy.com/ (focussed solely on coding but not as lengthy as free code camp and theodinproject)

khanacademy.org/ (no relation to code academy, has a good section for programming that's not too heavyweight, so you can try things out)

Computers are dumb, very very dumb, what they can do is do things way way faster than any human can and do it exactly as programmed, unlike humans who do human error, human error is responsible for bad computer code as well. So with programming you need a logical way of thinking.

If you want to get serious about programming and do things properly I absolutely urge you to learn these two subjects in depth (see below), and this is where edX and Coursera will help you immensely. Learning to code is easy, learn to code properly is a life long skill which requires many thousands of hours of experience.

These two subjects are how you program, if you are well versed in the following then you can adapt these to ANY language, including functional programming languages such as Haskell and Elixir, so not just imperative programming languages >

Algorithms

Data Structures

Lastly ask for help here, you'll need to ask for help at some point >

stackoverflow.com

reddit.com/r/l…ng/

Programming is nothing like in the movies where people move at light speed on their keyboard hacking in to the FBI and Russian computer systems. It's hard work and you can sit there staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf is going on here, then bingo you get it. Then one day you look back at your code from 5 years ago and think wow how rubbish is that or mostly how the hell did I even think of that, I can't even remember how I did that, that's awesome.

Here's a list of programming languages, you can't learn them all, you don't need to learn them all, what you do need to know is what you want to do with the programming language. For example the language C Is a powerful language but you just wouldn't use it for web programming, it would take far too long to create anything useful compared to languages dedicated for the purpose as used in freecodecamp and theodinproject.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ges

It should be pointed out that freecodecamp and theodinproject are designed to set you up as a web based developer, it's a popular and required skill, but it may not be where your real interest lies.

Have fun with the above. Programming is a skill, many sites will offer to teach you programming but they won't teach you the skill of programming. The above links will help you achieve that.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th Jan
Hello and welcome to the silliest question ever.

What can you do if you know how to code?

Btw mother said the only silly questions are the ones that are not asked (mother didn’t say that, some random dude I know said it but sounds better if you say mother said it)
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I know it sounds simple but when learning to code try to think about where you want to go with it. I work as a Senior Developer and have been in the industry for 20 years working with companies like Channel 4, Visa, The passport Office, The Treasury etc and have seen lot's of technologies come and go, but to make a career out of it then always learn the languages that have jobs at the end of them. There are thousands to languages, frameworks, technologies to learn so you have to pick your battles.

For a very basic test, type the language into a job site search and it will give you an idea of the amount of jobs and their salaries in your area and country wide. ReactJS seems to be hot right now, but get a good grounding in Javascript first. I work with something called C# but Javascript as well. Developers can start earning around £25k as a junior and work up to £100k+++, especially in London. Average I would say is around £30k - 50k. Plus there are tons more jobs than decent developers so it's a good thing for kids to learn to have a decent crack at life.

Money is great, plus it is a really interesting and rewarding career if you enjoy solving problems. My advice is that Google is your friend and never be afraid to ask others. Often discussing a problem will make the solution magically pop into your mind
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paulj4810 m ago

sounds good, think 44 is a bit late in life for a career change?


Never too late, the younger developers wear skinnier jeans is all
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Anyone used this any good for my 10 year old?
Matzi200017 m ago

Anyone used this any good for my 10 year old?


Have you tried code.org ? Do some good hour of coding, based on Minecraft and things
Just spent 15 mins on this. It's really good, a bit more advanced than the iPad swift playgrounds app. Will definitely spend more time working on it.
I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go >

theodinproject.com (the best alternative to free code camp, if you fancy learning Ruby on Rails, anyway if you have a few years spare, why not do both!)

The two links below are for FREE university courses from around the world, some are with the best Universities in the world and as technical as you require >

edx.org/

coursera.org/

If you think damn I just want easier and see if I like this programming lark then try >

codecademy.com/ (focussed solely on coding but not as lengthy as free code camp and theodinproject)

khanacademy.org/ (no relation to code academy, has a good section for programming that's not too heavyweight, so you can try things out)

Computers are dumb, very very dumb, what they can do is do things way way faster than any human can and do it exactly as programmed, unlike humans who do human error, human error is responsible for bad computer code as well. So with programming you need a logical way of thinking.

If you want to get serious about programming and do things properly I absolutely urge you to learn these two subjects in depth (see below), and this is where edX and Coursera will help you immensely. Learning to code is easy, learn to code properly is a life long skill which requires many thousands of hours of experience.

These two subjects are how you program, if you are well versed in the following then you can adapt these to ANY language, including functional programming languages such as Haskell and Elixir, so not just imperative programming languages >

Algorithms

Data Structures

Lastly ask for help here, you'll need to ask for help at some point >

stackoverflow.com

reddit.com/r/l…ng/

Programming is nothing like in the movies where people move at light speed on their keyboard hacking in to the FBI and Russian computer systems. It's hard work and you can sit there staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf is going on here, then bingo you get it. Then one day you look back at your code from 5 years ago and think wow how rubbish is that or mostly how the hell did I even think of that, I can't even remember how I did that, that's awesome.

Here's a list of programming languages, you can't learn them all, you don't need to learn them all, what you do need to know is what you want to do with the programming language. For example the language C Is a powerful language but you just wouldn't use it for web programming, it would take far too long to create anything useful compared to languages dedicated for the purpose as used in freecodecamp and theodinproject.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ges

It should be pointed out that freecodecamp and theodinproject are designed to set you up as a web based developer, it's a popular and required skill, but it may not be where your real interest lies.

Have fun with the above. Programming is a skill, many sites will offer to teach you programming but they won't teach you the skill of programming. The above links will help you achieve that.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th Jan
Thanks for sharing , heat added
Looks good.......HOT
nice
Matzi20003 h, 33 m ago

Anyone used this any good for my 10 year old?


I like to use codeclubprojects.org/

The projects are supposed to be taught at an actual "Code Club" but they're step by step instructions that are easy to use at home.

Used the Scratch projects with year 4/5/6 (9/10/11 year olds) and the python projects with a 10 year old - nice online python editor too
if you're lucky (and polite) you might get additional help/advice from Kit (Matt) on Stackoverflow.
Even at a basic level it's nice to be able to do "things" that most others can't... heat added for the find... and also "liked" the extra info provided by Fishy. great work guys.
Ive got my 6 yr old a games app called LightBot Jr on our Kindle. Once he finishes it I will get him the LightBot app. Was wondering if there are any other apps/websites he can engage on the Kindle, either free or paid.
fishmaster15 h, 30 m ago

I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go …I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go >https://www.theodinproject.com (the best alternative to free code camp, if you fancy learning Ruby on Rails, anyway if you have a few years spare, why not do both!)The two links below are for FREE university courses from around the world, some are with the best Universities in the world and as technical as you require >https://www.edx.org/https://www.coursera.org/If you think damn I just want easier and see if I like this programming lark then try >https://www.codecademy.com/ (focussed solely on coding but not as lengthy as free code camp and theodinproject)https://www.khanacademy.org/ (no relation to code academy, has a good section for programming that's not too heavyweight, so you can try things out)Computers are dumb, very very dumb, what they can do is do things way way faster than any human can and do it exactly as programmed, unlike humans who do human error, human error is responsible for bad computer code as well. So with programming you need a logical way of thinking. If you want to get serious about programming and do things properly I absolutely urge you to learn these two subjects in depth (see below), and this is where edX and Coursera will help you immensely. Learning to code is easy, learn to code properly is a life long skill which requires many thousands of hours of experience.These two subjects are how you program, if you are well versed in the following then you can adapt these to ANY language, including functional programming languages such as Haskell and Elixir, so not just imperative programming languages >Algorithms Data StructuresLastly ask for help here, you'll need to ask for help at some point >www.stackoverflow.comhttps://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/Programming is nothing like in the movies where people move at light speed on their keyboard hacking in to the FBI and Russian computer systems. It's hard work and you can sit there staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf is going on here, then bingo you get it. Then one day you look back at your code from 5 years ago and think wow how rubbish is that or mostly how the hell did I even think of that, I can't even remember how I did that, that's awesome.Here's a list of programming languages, you can't learn them all, you don't need to learn them all, what you do need to know is what you want to do with the programming language. For example the language C Is a powerful language but you just wouldn't use it for web programming, it would take far too long to create anything useful compared to languages dedicated for the purpose as used in freecodecamp and theodinproject.It should be pointed out that freecodecamp and theodinproject are designed to set you up as a web based developer, it's a popular and required skill, but it may not be where your real interest lies. Have fun with the above. Programming is a skill, many sites will offer to teach you programming but they won't teach you the skill of programming. The above links will help you achieve that.



Great post, hope you don't mind, but are you a software engineer as a hobby or full time?
fishmaster15 h, 53 m ago

I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go …I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go >https://www.theodinproject.com (the best alternative to free code camp, if you fancy learning Ruby on Rails, anyway if you have a few years spare, why not do both!)The two links below are for FREE university courses from around the world, some are with the best Universities in the world and as technical as you require >https://www.edx.org/https://www.coursera.org/If you think damn I just want easier and see if I like this programming lark then try >https://www.codecademy.com/ (focussed solely on coding but not as lengthy as free code camp and theodinproject)https://www.khanacademy.org/ (no relation to code academy, has a good section for programming that's not too heavyweight, so you can try things out)Computers are dumb, very very dumb, what they can do is do things way way faster than any human can and do it exactly as programmed, unlike humans who do human error, human error is responsible for bad computer code as well. So with programming you need a logical way of thinking. If you want to get serious about programming and do things properly I absolutely urge you to learn these two subjects in depth (see below), and this is where edX and Coursera will help you immensely. Learning to code is easy, learn to code properly is a life long skill which requires many thousands of hours of experience.These two subjects are how you program, if you are well versed in the following then you can adapt these to ANY language, including functional programming languages such as Haskell and Elixir, so not just imperative programming languages >Algorithms Data StructuresLastly ask for help here, you'll need to ask for help at some point >www.stackoverflow.comhttps://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/Programming is nothing like in the movies where people move at light speed on their keyboard hacking in to the FBI and Russian computer systems. It's hard work and you can sit there staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf is going on here, then bingo you get it. Then one day you look back at your code from 5 years ago and think wow how rubbish is that or mostly how the hell did I even think of that, I can't even remember how I did that, that's awesome.Here's a list of programming languages, you can't learn them all, you don't need to learn them all, what you do need to know is what you want to do with the programming language. For example the language C Is a powerful language but you just wouldn't use it for web programming, it would take far too long to create anything useful compared to languages dedicated for the purpose as used in freecodecamp and theodinproject.It should be pointed out that freecodecamp and theodinproject are designed to set you up as a web based developer, it's a popular and required skill, but it may not be where your real interest lies. Have fun with the above. Programming is a skill, many sites will offer to teach you programming but they won't teach you the skill of programming. The above links will help you achieve that.


amazing bit of info thanks for sharing and providing the info. Class chap!
thanks
Matzi200017 h, 56 m ago

Anyone used this any good for my 10 year old?



Exactly what I want to know to. I want to get the kids into computing and coding, even on a basic level to see if they have a knack for it. looking for something structured, where it goes from definitions and the very basics to a higher level. kids are 12 and 10 .

anyone help please?

ta
I have used freecodecamp for about 3 months on and off, everything is great and there is plenty of help, I just really struggled with JavaScript but it is the only programming language that I learn't, since freecodecamp I have also done Udemy javascript and loads of youtube.com videos and JavaScript is slowwwwy sinking in.
I highly recommend CS50x at edX. David J Malan’s teaching style is great for beginners.

edx.org/cou…50x
What would be the ideal starting point for a 7 year old?
0BS1D1AN1 h, 30 m ago

Great post, hope you don't mind, but are you a software engineer as a …Great post, hope you don't mind, but are you a software engineer as a hobby or full time?


No I was a computer hacker / reverse engineer in the 1980's I moved on to other stuff since but I'm still involved in computing.
Whoops went to hit hot.. Accidently hit cold..

Damn these clumsy fingers
EN1GMA1 h, 15 m ago

Exactly what I want to know to. I want to get the kids into computing and …Exactly what I want to know to. I want to get the kids into computing and coding, even on a basic level to see if they have a knack for it. looking for something structured, where it goes from definitions and the very basics to a higher level. kids are 12 and 10 .anyone help please?ta


codeclubprojects.org/ looks child friendly, might wanna check it out
fishmaster17 h, 25 m ago

I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go …I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go >https://www.theodinproject.com (the best alternative to free code camp, if you fancy learning Ruby on Rails, anyway if you have a few years spare, why not do both!)The two links below are for FREE university courses from around the world, some are with the best Universities in the world and as technical as you require >https://www.edx.org/https://www.coursera.org/If you think damn I just want easier and see if I like this programming lark then try >https://www.codecademy.com/ (focussed solely on coding but not as lengthy as free code camp and theodinproject)https://www.khanacademy.org/ (no relation to code academy, has a good section for programming that's not too heavyweight, so you can try things out)Computers are dumb, very very dumb, what they can do is do things way way faster than any human can and do it exactly as programmed, unlike humans who do human error, human error is responsible for bad computer code as well. So with programming you need a logical way of thinking. If you want to get serious about programming and do things properly I absolutely urge you to learn these two subjects in depth (see below), and this is where edX and Coursera will help you immensely. Learning to code is easy, learn to code properly is a life long skill which requires many thousands of hours of experience.These two subjects are how you program, if you are well versed in the following then you can adapt these to ANY language, including functional programming languages such as Haskell and Elixir, so not just imperative programming languages >Algorithms Data StructuresLastly ask for help here, you'll need to ask for help at some point >www.stackoverflow.comhttps://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/Programming is nothing like in the movies where people move at light speed on their keyboard hacking in to the FBI and Russian computer systems. It's hard work and you can sit there staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf is going on here, then bingo you get it. Then one day you look back at your code from 5 years ago and think wow how rubbish is that or mostly how the hell did I even think of that, I can't even remember how I did that, that's awesome.Here's a list of programming languages, you can't learn them all, you don't need to learn them all, what you do need to know is what you want to do with the programming language. For example the language C Is a powerful language but you just wouldn't use it for web programming, it would take far too long to create anything useful compared to languages dedicated for the purpose as used in freecodecamp and theodinproject.It should be pointed out that freecodecamp and theodinproject are designed to set you up as a web based developer, it's a popular and required skill, but it may not be where your real interest lies. Have fun with the above. Programming is a skill, many sites will offer to teach you programming but they won't teach you the skill of programming. The above links will help you achieve that.


Perfect succinct summary of everything a new learner needs to know about programming, nice one fishmaster
I have people to do that for me
chocl80114 m ago

codeclubprojects.org/ looks child friendly, might wanna check it out


Thanks. Will check it out and maybe I can learn something too
fishmaster18 h, 2 m ago

I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go …I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go >https://www.theodinproject.com (the best alternative to free code camp, if you fancy learning Ruby on Rails, anyway if you have a few years spare, why not do both!)The two links below are for FREE university courses from around the world, some are with the best Universities in the world and as technical as you require >https://www.edx.org/https://www.coursera.org/If you think damn I just want easier and see if I like this programming lark then try >https://www.codecademy.com/ (focussed solely on coding but not as lengthy as free code camp and theodinproject)https://www.khanacademy.org/ (no relation to code academy, has a good section for programming that's not too heavyweight, so you can try things out)Computers are dumb, very very dumb, what they can do is do things way way faster than any human can and do it exactly as programmed, unlike humans who do human error, human error is responsible for bad computer code as well. So with programming you need a logical way of thinking. If you want to get serious about programming and do things properly I absolutely urge you to learn these two subjects in depth (see below), and this is where edX and Coursera will help you immensely. Learning to code is easy, learn to code properly is a life long skill which requires many thousands of hours of experience.These two subjects are how you program, if you are well versed in the following then you can adapt these to ANY language, including functional programming languages such as Haskell and Elixir, so not just imperative programming languages >Algorithms Data StructuresLastly ask for help here, you'll need to ask for help at some point >www.stackoverflow.comhttps://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/Programming is nothing like in the movies where people move at light speed on their keyboard hacking in to the FBI and Russian computer systems. It's hard work and you can sit there staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf is going on here, then bingo you get it. Then one day you look back at your code from 5 years ago and think wow how rubbish is that or mostly how the hell did I even think of that, I can't even remember how I did that, that's awesome.Here's a list of programming languages, you can't learn them all, you don't need to learn them all, what you do need to know is what you want to do with the programming language. For example the language C Is a powerful language but you just wouldn't use it for web programming, it would take far too long to create anything useful compared to languages dedicated for the purpose as used in freecodecamp and theodinproject.It should be pointed out that freecodecamp and theodinproject are designed to set you up as a web based developer, it's a popular and required skill, but it may not be where your real interest lies. Have fun with the above. Programming is a skill, many sites will offer to teach you programming but they won't teach you the skill of programming. The above links will help you achieve that.


Bingo. Great great post. I have been messing around trying to code for years, it never really clicked until I took algorithm s and data structures.

With algo and data, language learning is easy. Without that. Any language you use you will struggle to express what you want to do properly, or hitting a massive road block when trying to take on larger more complicated problems.
Hello and welcome to the silliest question ever.

What can you do if you know how to code?

Btw mother said the only silly questions are the ones that are not asked (mother didn’t say that, some random dude I know said it but sounds better if you say mother said it)
akGTR10 m ago

Hello and welcome to the silliest question ever. What can you do if you …Hello and welcome to the silliest question ever. What can you do if you know how to code? Btw mother said the only silly questions are the ones that are not asked (mother didn’t say that, some random dude I know said it but sounds better if you say mother said it)



make a decent amount of money as a developer.
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I know it sounds simple but when learning to code try to think about where you want to go with it. I work as a Senior Developer and have been in the industry for 20 years working with companies like Channel 4, Visa, The passport Office, The Treasury etc and have seen lot's of technologies come and go, but to make a career out of it then always learn the languages that have jobs at the end of them. There are thousands to languages, frameworks, technologies to learn so you have to pick your battles.

For a very basic test, type the language into a job site search and it will give you an idea of the amount of jobs and their salaries in your area and country wide. ReactJS seems to be hot right now, but get a good grounding in Javascript first. I work with something called C# but Javascript as well. Developers can start earning around £25k as a junior and work up to £100k+++, especially in London. Average I would say is around £30k - 50k. Plus there are tons more jobs than decent developers so it's a good thing for kids to learn to have a decent crack at life.

Money is great, plus it is a really interesting and rewarding career if you enjoy solving problems. My advice is that Google is your friend and never be afraid to ask others. Often discussing a problem will make the solution magically pop into your mind
andy.smith-aa198.1554140 m ago

I know it sounds simple but when learning to code try to think about where …I know it sounds simple but when learning to code try to think about where you want to go with it. I work as a Senior Developer and have been in the industry for 20 years working with companies like Channel 4, Visa, The passport Office, The Treasury etc and have seen lot's of technologies come and go, but to make a career out of it then always learn the languages that have jobs at the end of them. There are thousands to languages, frameworks, technologies to learn so you have to pick your battles.For a very basic test, type the language into a job site search and it will give you an idea of the amount of jobs and their salaries in your area and country wide. ReactJS seems to be hot right now, but get a good grounding in Javascript first. I work with something called C# but Javascript as well. Developers can start earning around £25k as a junior and work up to £100k+++, especially in London. Average I would say is around £30k - 50k. Plus there are tons more jobs than decent developers so it's a good thing for kids to learn to have a decent crack at life. Money is great, plus it is a really interesting and rewarding career if you enjoy solving problems. My advice is that Google is your friend and never be afraid to ask others. Often discussing a problem will make the solution magically pop into your mind


I want to go Agile Coach or SM. They do nothing ;-)
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stevenfeeney23 m ago

I want to go Agile Coach or SM. They do nothing ;-)


Haha, actually that isn't a bad shout at all. Practically all companies I have worked for have adopted Agile. I think it would be a difficult area to crack on it's own though as most companies look for a technical background in Scrum Masters. It is the chicken and egg thing, they won't give you a crack without experience and so you can't get the experience! Companies that have a dedicated SM normally require a lot of background. Whereas small companies let any old developers also head up an agile team.
Maybe I should learn something more modern than COBOL
fishmaster19 h, 48 m ago

I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go …I'll give you some amazing links all FREE. Here we go >https://www.theodinproject.com (the best alternative to free code camp, if you fancy learning Ruby on Rails, anyway if you have a few years spare, why not do both!)The two links below are for FREE university courses from around the world, some are with the best Universities in the world and as technical as you require >https://www.edx.org/https://www.coursera.org/If you think damn I just want easier and see if I like this programming lark then try >https://www.codecademy.com/ (focussed solely on coding but not as lengthy as free code camp and theodinproject)https://www.khanacademy.org/ (no relation to code academy, has a good section for programming that's not too heavyweight, so you can try things out)Computers are dumb, very very dumb, what they can do is do things way way faster than any human can and do it exactly as programmed, unlike humans who do human error, human error is responsible for bad computer code as well. So with programming you need a logical way of thinking. If you want to get serious about programming and do things properly I absolutely urge you to learn these two subjects in depth (see below), and this is where edX and Coursera will help you immensely. Learning to code is easy, learn to code properly is a life long skill which requires many thousands of hours of experience.These two subjects are how you program, if you are well versed in the following then you can adapt these to ANY language, including functional programming languages such as Haskell and Elixir, so not just imperative programming languages >Algorithms Data StructuresLastly ask for help here, you'll need to ask for help at some point >www.stackoverflow.comhttps://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/Programming is nothing like in the movies where people move at light speed on their keyboard hacking in to the FBI and Russian computer systems. It's hard work and you can sit there staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf is going on here, then bingo you get it. Then one day you look back at your code from 5 years ago and think wow how rubbish is that or mostly how the hell did I even think of that, I can't even remember how I did that, that's awesome.Here's a list of programming languages, you can't learn them all, you don't need to learn them all, what you do need to know is what you want to do with the programming language. For example the language C Is a powerful language but you just wouldn't use it for web programming, it would take far too long to create anything useful compared to languages dedicated for the purpose as used in freecodecamp and theodinproject.It should be pointed out that freecodecamp and theodinproject are designed to set you up as a web based developer, it's a popular and required skill, but it may not be where your real interest lies. Have fun with the above. Programming is a skill, many sites will offer to teach you programming but they won't teach you the skill of programming. The above links will help you achieve that.


That's an impressive hit list you have there. :-)
Reggie1002 h, 35 m ago

Whoops went to hit hot.. Accidently hit cold..Damn these clumsy fingers


lol
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craigcockburn345 m ago

Maybe I should learn something more modern than COBOL


You say that, but some of the salaries for COBOL are mental. Lots of financial places still use it and the amount of people that can fill the roles get less and less
jacjacatac2 h, 59 m ago

What would be the ideal starting point for a 7 year old?


code.org is great for kids who are starting out in this area; worth a look in my opinion
andy.smith-aa198.155411 h, 25 m ago

I know it sounds simple but when learning to code try to think about where …I know it sounds simple but when learning to code try to think about where you want to go with it. I work as a Senior Developer and have been in the industry for 20 years working with companies like Channel 4, Visa, The passport Office, The Treasury etc and have seen lot's of technologies come and go, but to make a career out of it then always learn the languages that have jobs at the end of them. There are thousands to languages, frameworks, technologies to learn so you have to pick your battles.For a very basic test, type the language into a job site search and it will give you an idea of the amount of jobs and their salaries in your area and country wide. ReactJS seems to be hot right now, but get a good grounding in Javascript first. I work with something called C# but Javascript as well. Developers can start earning around £25k as a junior and work up to £100k+++, especially in London. Average I would say is around £30k - 50k. Plus there are tons more jobs than decent developers so it's a good thing for kids to learn to have a decent crack at life. Money is great, plus it is a really interesting and rewarding career if you enjoy solving problems. My advice is that Google is your friend and never be afraid to ask others. Often discussing a problem will make the solution magically pop into your mind



sounds good, think 44 is a bit late in life for a career change?
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paulj4810 m ago

sounds good, think 44 is a bit late in life for a career change?


Never too late, the younger developers wear skinnier jeans is all
andy.smith-aa198.1554114 m ago

Never too late, the younger developers wear skinnier jeans is all



I have half a 'hipster' beard already so part way there.

On a serious note, how large is the amount of knowledge required to find paid for work, could an average person learn enough in six months (after work) to be gainfully employable or would it take years?
andy.smith-aa198.155412 h, 6 m ago

Often discussing a problem will make the solution magically pop into your …Often discussing a problem will make the solution magically pop into your mind


This is so true in programming.
fishmaster3 h, 54 m ago

No I was a computer hacker / reverse engineer in the 1980's I moved on to …No I was a computer hacker / reverse engineer in the 1980's I moved on to other stuff since but I'm still involved in computing.



Yeah, I ended up employed by Atari (8bit) then Commodore
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