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How can l be a good computer programmer and learn how to make money from it as first as possible?? However, l also want to know the difficulties faced with it.. More so, how far can take it take me if l at all concentrate on it?
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Computer Science can take you very far and almost anywhere so long as you are dedicated, focused and passionate about the subject. If you want to be a good programmer the only way to do so is to start programming. Write as many algorithms as you can, focus on writing algorithms that solve your everyday problems or ones that keep you engaged and that you enjoy.

Enjoying the subject will keep you focused and ever-improving. Even if you have little to no knowledge in CS, simply committing to writing code consistently will improve your skills drastically. Much of it is problem solving, you can only improve in problem solving with practice practice practice. I became interested in CS and subsequently greatly improved at it after taking on my first project in the field, and I spent most of my time happily building upon it.

The main difficulty in the subject is the barrier for entry - it can come across as too technical or complicated to someone who's never engaged with it, start simple and keep increasing the difficulty until it begins to really challenge you. At that point it can be hard to continue and it feels defeating at times but perseverance will always lead to a positive outcome as there is always a way to solve whatever problem is being tackled.
Original post by Lauryn Celine
How can l be a good computer programmer and learn how to make money from it as first as possible?? However, l also want to know the difficulties faced with it.. More so, how far can take it take me if l at all concentrate on it?

Hi there Lauryn, I'd definitely suggest just getting stuck into programming if you're looking to do it as a career! There's plenty of online courses available for a variety of languages, or you could even take up a degree programme specialising in this.

What sort of things are you interested in developing?

-- Elliot

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