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    Here is a link I've found where many programmers are discussing how and what projects they did to get their first programmer, developer job.

    As you read through, there are many success stories:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogra...you_get_a_job/

    I've read one of them has just built an app(just one), many have built websites, some have done freelance work and their enthusiasm, willingness to learn has shone through.

    You could also do a tech degree via Treehouse which may land you a developer job and there are also many success stories on Treehouse:

    https://teamtreehouse.com/stories

    https://www.codecademy.com/stories

    https://www.quora.com/Can-you-get-a-job-after-finishing-Codeacademy-and-Treehouse

    Another website which you can learn and do projects step by step which may help in getting a programmer, developer job: https://www.freecodecamp.com/
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    My youngest son, now 32, taught himself programming. He's built a couple of websites, I think one was called Book Butler, price comparison site, but he worked then for some Romanian bloke. He is into coding now and lectures on his work. He's now a Senior Software Engineer. Has worked for Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. No degree. Did it all on his own.
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    Here are a few more success stories:

    https://www.codecademy.com/stories

    https://www.quora.com/Can-you-get-a-...-and-Treehouse

    One individual ended up with one PHP website and got a job with only that project.
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    You're making it seem as though only programmers that have business ideas can get anywhere in that discipline of IT. What about those that don't have ideas but can learn things easily?
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    :itsme:

    I started out making websites for societies at uni, plus a couple of personal projects before that. Now I'm a lead developer for TSR. It can be done.
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    I'm curious for how long this market will be capable of taking new and new programmers. Current current high-level programming looks simple compared to old low-levels.
    I've heard an opinion that in 20 years most of programmers will be repraced by graphic interface creators and A.I.
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    (Original post by PTMalewski)
    I'm curious for how long this market will be capable of taking new and new programmers. Current current high-level programming looks simple compared to old low-levels.
    I've heard an opinion that in 20 years most of programmers will be repraced by graphic interface creators and A.I.
    It's not that simple. It sounds like you don't have much knowledge in this area. Sure, there will be GUI wizards/creators (there already are) and even AI. They'll continue to evolve. But there will always be humans around that are needed, with specific skillsets in this area as well, and for good reason. In fact, there will be an increase. Note that what you listed isn't the only thing that will be available in future, there's so much more and is beyond to scope to discuss here.
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    (Original post by PTMalewski)
    I've heard an opinion that in 20 years most of programmers will be repraced by graphic interface creators and A.I.
    Lol what poop is this

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    (Original post by nerdling_CompSci)
    Lol what poop is this

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    Your manners.

    (Original post by Final Fantasy)
    It's not that simple. It sounds like you don't have much knowledge in this area. Sure, there will be GUI wizards/creators (there already are) and even AI. They'll continue to evolve.
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    Another website which you can learn and do projects step by step which may help in getting a programmer, developer job: https://www.freecodecamp.com/
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    Great thread, thanks for sharing.
 
 
 
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