Are you interested in programming, but don't know where to begin? If so, this course is your starting point. 'How to become a programmer' is a practical guide that teaches anyone what they need to know in order to become a successful programmer.
"How to become a programmer" was created with the complete beginner in mind. We were new to programming at one point in our lives too, and we remember how frustrated and confused we were when we first started. This course assumes that you have zero knowledge about programming, and we take the “complex" parts and break them down into smaller chunks that make it easier to absorb.
You already know that knowing how to code is increasingly becoming an important skill to have. But what often isn't clear is what the steps are to becoming a professional developer.
It isn't enough to tell someone “Just pick a programming language" or “Just build an app". Beginners need more solid guidance, and this course is your starting point and roadmap.
This is the first course to take a detailed, insightful behind-the-scenes look at the tech world, and shows how you can join thousands of other people who are ditching their stressful, low paying jobs for well paid programming positions.
What you will learn
This course assumes that you have zero knowledge about programming, and we take the “complex" parts and break them down into smaller chunks that make it easier to digest.
The first half of the course discusses topics that lay the groundwork for being a good programmer. We will dive into topics like “What is programming?" and “Which programming language should I learn first?"
Web development is a field that is constantly needing programmers. You will be able to take the skills you gain from this course and immediately apply it to the real world.
In addition, you will also be learning:
- Why there are so many programming languages
- How to approach problems and think like a programmer
- What tools and software are needed to develop on your computer
- What terms like algorithms, frameworks, and pseudocode are
- Core concepts that are fundamental in any programming language
- How to know when you are ready to find a job as a programmer
Save time, money, and frustration
There are endless books, videos, and online tutorials about programming. But none of them actually tell you where you should start.
This course will guide you in writing your first line of code. You will see how simple it is, and that all it takes is a willingness to work hard.
By the end of this course, you will have a strong understanding on how to develop websites. You will understand how code translates into the beautiful web pages that you see every day.
You will gain skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. You will be able to comfortably explain and understand technical concepts with other developers and hiring managers.
- Learn why you don't need a computer science degree to be a programmer
- Learn the time-saving strategies programmers use when building applications
- Learn the history of programming, and why so many programming languages exist
- Learn the difference between a programmer, developer, and software engineer
- Learn programming concepts such as algorithms, frameworks, and databases
- Learn when you are ready to get a job as a programmer
- Learn what companies are looking for when hiring a programmer
Now's the time to start. It's your turn now
Here's the good news is this: it's never too late to start, and programming doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it can be a fun and creative way to express your ideas, and building apps is one of the most powerful ways to reach a broad audience around the world.
At Coder Vox, we have a lot of experience teaching all types of people how to become proficient programmers. While everyone has different learning styles, we know there's one thing that every student can't get enough: tutorials that are clear, precise, and don't assume that you have any prior knowledge of the subject. This our goal, and we believe that with this course, you will come out with a very strong understanding of the foundations of programming.
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Coder Vox is a team of professional software developers based out of Austin, TX who have a passion for teaching people how to program. Since Jan. 2014, we've been training complete beginners how to write their first line of code and have helped them land their first jobs as software developers.
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Preview1.1 My story: how I became a Programmer (6:03)
Preview1.2 No experience necessary: Who this course is for (and what you’ll get out of it!) (2:55)
Start1.3 Why being a programmer is a great career choice (6:49)
Start1.4 Why you don’t need a computer science degree to be a programmer (19:41)
Preview3.1 What is programming? (3:52)
Start3.2 What is a programming language? (2:13)
Start3.3 A brief history on programming languages (5:45)
Start3.4 What's the difference between a programmer, developer, and software engineer? (3:16)
Start3.5 What are algorithms? (4:56)
Start3.6 What is pseudocode? (3:17)
Preview3.7 What are frameworks? (3:31)
Start3.8 What are databases? (14:29)
Start3.9 Google: a programmer’s best friend (5:45)
Frequently Asked Questions
Beginners who know absolutely nothing about programming. Seriously, we mean it. We are not just going to dive right into code from the start. Instead, we are actually going to go through in detail what programming is, what programming languages are popular, how to think like a programmer, and much more before we even touch a single line of code.
As long as you have a fairly current computer that is able to run a web browser, you will be fine.
Not anymore. We used to offer a highly successful 12 week bootcamp, but that has since been discontinued.
For questions and general inquiries, send us an email at [email protected].
"I expected to learn a lot about web development from Coder Vox. My expectations were exceeded!"
- Matt Small, Former High School teacher, now a Software Developer at LifeWay Christian Resources