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If you are an absolute beginner in the world of coding, then you should go about it in a certain way. Starting with a complicated coding language will only confuse you.

Figure out why you want to learn coding

Coding can be used in a plethora of ways - for building websites, making games, creating softwares; the possibilities are endless. There are specific languages for each task, so do your research and decide on which language will help you reach your goal.

Starting from scratch

MIT created a free programming language for dummies called Scratch. I had a course in university called Computer Applications, and that was the first time in my life I had to learn to code. Scratch helped me understand the basic principles behind the logic used in coding, and I would recommend it to any beginner who has zero knowledge about computer programming. It’s fun, colourful, and easy.

Learn the language

It’s time to finally get down to business, so look up tutorials for your chosen programming language and start with the very basics of it. You can slowly move to writing code for pet projects from there.

Keep practicing

Coding seems like a daunting task at first, with a steep learning curve. But it’s not some inherent personality trait that makes people good at it. Practice makes perfect, so don’t give up if your code has a few bugs.


Don’t forget to have fun when you’re learning to code though, see if you can come up with random ideas and bring them to life using code.

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