Project-based learning is arguably the best way to approach programming. Unlike a field like history or philosophy where you can learn through reading and reflection, coding is something that has to be tinkered with, explored, and approached actively.
This is especially true if you’re looking to switch into a technology career. What is more important to employers is not credentials or degrees, it is whether or not you can produce functioning code and know types of programming languages. The top echelons of every technology field are peppered with coders who are entirely self-taught.
They had to start somewhere. With our guide, now you can too.
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- How about a simple word counter? Being able to parse text is a surprisingly useful skill in coding, especially if you can extend the project by having it read in websites from a URL.
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