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5 reasons why you should learn computer programming

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You have probably heard someone talking about how moving to tech was a wonderful decision that led them to where they are, haven’t you?

Well, that point of encouragement cold be the push that takes you to the field of tech, or lead you to regrets, depending on the dedication and work you put into the process of learning. I hope it’s the former.

Moving over to the tech side of life and learning how to write computer programs is a valuable skill that can open up a world of opportunities for you. In today’s digital age, programming skills are becoming increasingly in demand, as software and technology continue to play a growing role in our lives. Whether you want to build a website, automate a task, develop a mobile app, or just have a better understanding of how technology works, learning to write computer programs can help you achieve your goals.

Let’s talk about key reasons why you should get into tech.

To develop problem solving skills

One of the biggest benefits of learning to write programs is that it can help you solve problems more efficiently. Programming gives you the tools to break down a problem into smaller, manageable parts and develop a solution that is both effective and efficient. Whether you’re trying to automate a task, design a website, or build a database, programming can help you develop a solution that is tailored to your specific needs.

An avenue to increase revenue

Another reason why you should learn to write computer programs is that it can increase your earning potential. The demand for software developers and other technology professionals is growing at a rapid pace, and those with programming skills can command higher salaries and enjoy more job security than those without. Additionally, many tech startups and established companies are always on the lookout for talented individuals who can help them create innovative new products and services. If you have programming skills, you will have a competitive edge in the job market, making it easier to land a job or start your own business.

Development of extra skills

Learning how to write computer programs can also help you develop a variety of transferable skills. Programming requires logical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to work independently and collaborate with others. These skills are highly valued in a variety of industries, and can help you succeed in many different types of careers. Additionally, programming can help you develop technical skills, such as working with databases and APIs, as well as design skills, such as creating user interfaces and customizing web pages.

An additional hobby

Finally, learning to write computer programs can be a fun and fulfilling hobby. Whether you’re creating a simple script to automate a task or building a complex web application, programming can be a challenging and rewarding experience. You will have the satisfaction of creating something from scratch and being able to see the results of your hard work. Additionally, programming communities are a great place to connect with other people who share your interests and passions, and you will have the opportunity to learn from, and collaborate with others.

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A route to japa

“Japa” is a Nigerian parlance that means to relocate, especially to find greener pastures, and one of the ways one can leave the trenches for the pastures and beach side of life is through tech. It should be noted that just learning tech and computer programming is not the only requirement for such relocation, other efforts, skill, and processes have to be followed. There are a few lucky stories, bit luck is not a good strategy for successful “japaing.” One has to have become relatively comfortable with their stack and build a certain level of connection to make this work.

Switching to tech and learning how to write computer codes is a valuable skill that can help you solve problems more efficiently and further increase your earning potential, develop transferable skills, and be a fun and fulfilling hobby. Whether you are just starting out or looking to enhance your existing skills, there has never been a better time to learn how to write computer programs as now. So, if you want to become the person you picture through tech them you have to put in the work, and keep improving your skills.

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