How to Become a Programmer
What you'll learn
- 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
- A computer. PC or Mac
'How to Become a Programmer' is a practical guide that teaches anyone what they need to know in order to become a successful programmer.
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.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in becoming a programmer
- Anyone who wants to switch careers and join the tech industry
- Entrepreneurs who want to take the first step in making a killer app
- Anyone interested in learning how to build websites
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.
Coder Vox was started by a group of friends who shared an interest for technology. We were all beginners at one point too, and we wanted to help teach others the things we wish we knew when we first got started.
With the launch of our new online tutorial, 'How to Become a Programmer', we want to make learning how to code easy and accessible to all beginners who are curious about programming, but don't know where to start. We have put in a lot of time and effort into creating what we believe is the most beginner friendly tutorial available, and we believe in producing quality products that benefit and enrich other people's lives.