- Harendra Kumar Kanojiya
Programming is a fast-changing discipline; despite the fact that hardware growth is slowing, programmers are always coming up with new methods to make their codes better, quicker, and simpler. "The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn," as American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler put it.
That isn't true everywhere, but it isn't debatable when it comes to programming: the race of technology continues to provide us with new methods to do old tasks. It's easy to become lost in a tangle of tools, languages, and frameworks, especially for new engineers. A lot of information can be overwhelming, and it's easy to waste a lot of time learning something that later turns out to be useless, so to make things a little bit easier and clearer, I gathered some helpful tips and hints — not only about programming but also about getting the most out of your mind and doing it in a healthy way.
Start with the fundamentals. In most languages, the core programming principles (such as loops, variables, and objects) are the same. That is why an experienced coder can pick up new technologies quickly. The majority of it is now behind him; all he needs to do now is learn the specifics of the technology, such as syntax and method names. But that isn't all; many people overlook the true basis of programming: logic. If you can't think and deduce, you won't be able to perform it correctly. After that, when you get to the fundamentals of programming, I recommend using a highly typed language like C++. Things aren't always easier, but they are certainly clearer.
Get to know the fundamentals. Most programming languages include similar generic programming principles (such as loops, variables, and objects). As a result, a seasoned programmer can quickly pick up new technologies. The majority of it is now behind him; all he needs to do now is learn about the technology's specifics, such as syntax and method names. But that isn't all; many people overlook the most important aspect of programming: logic. If you can't think and deduce, you won't be able to perform it properly. When you get to the fundamentals of programming, I recommend using a highly typed language like C++. Things aren't always easier, but they are unquestionably clearer.
Make use of the resources available to you. Programmers prefer to make their jobs simpler, therefore they make sure that each IDE they design includes a sufficient number of keyboard shortcuts. And I'm not suggesting that you learn them all, but if you use a feature frequently, check to see whether it has one. What's more crucial is to utilise a debugger - merely inserting breakpoints and verifying variable values will save you hundreds of hours. Also, don't forget to utilise comments. Some argue that the appropriate names of variables and functions are sufficient for intelligible programming. In many circumstances, they are, but it isn't always enough. So, follow that guideline and don't leave variables like 'justTestingSmthing,' but don't forget to remark when it's appropriate. Things may appear clear when writing code, but not always, even for the writer himself, after weeks or months.
Look for yourself. When you're young, your brain operates best. The more tired you are, the less productive you will be, so make sure you get enough rest. Staying up late may make you feel like you're accomplishing more, but your inefficiency may cause you to accomplish less the next day. Furthermore, repeating these evenings may disrupt your body's day cycle, so get adequate sleep whenever you can. Also, eat healthily and exercise often – your mind will never be entirely sharp and healthy without a well-balanced diet and regular activity.
Break down large issues into smaller chunks. Not only will you be able to think more analytically, but the code structure will also be more apparent. Also, this is how you will collaborate with others - you will be assigned to one of several tasks at a time. It will also aid in the development of object-oriented applications rather than procedural ones — provided you're targeting technology that allows it, rather than C, for example.
The way you think is crucial. Finding a purpose for what you're doing is beneficial. Otherwise, you run the danger of constantly having more essential things to accomplish or simply procrastinating. Even if you don't want to, having a clear objective aids concentration and energy collection. For some, the goal may be money, while for others, developing code may be the greatest option. Whatever it is that is yours, finding it will undoubtedly assist you in focusing and progressing.
The way you think matters. Finding a reason to accomplish something is beneficial. Otherwise, you're likely to delay or find yourself with more essential things to accomplish. Even if you don't intend to use it, having a clear aim aids concentration and energy collection. For some, the goal may be money, while for others, it may be the best thing to do to write code. Whatever it is, identifying it will undoubtedly assist you in focusing and progressing.
Obviously, there was nothing new said here, but I hope you learned something useful. It's important to realise that there are no flexible learning methods. The finest thing a person can do is listen to his or her inner voice and monitor one's own body and reactions in order to figure out what is best for him.