Struggling beginner or an experienced veteran, anyone who is trying to learn to code and is on the way to become a top-notch programmer knows how hard it is to master the art of programming. And to give you a boost, we at Coding Blocks have some tips for you from the cheat sheet of the top programmers themselves!
1. Practice makes a man perfect
2. Basics aren't called Basics for nothing!
Some experienced programmers while learning a new language or technology would blaze through the basics because more or less they are the same. But, to be a top programmer, you need to have basics sturdy. Even though you can easily understand them, but implementing and studying the basics carefully will help you advance easily and you will not get stuck in the advanced topics.
3. Play with sample codes
While learning new languages, whether you study from online resources or courses or refer a book, there are many sample codes which show working of a specific topic. Just don't copy and run it to see the working, instead be creative, and play around with the code, try to spice things up. This will not only improve your understanding, but just sometimes you discover things which you could never find in a book or any course (speaking from personal experience, of course!)
4. Stuck? Just Google it!
On the way of your long, tiresome journey in front of your computer screens, there will be many obstacles. Sometimes you will figure it out on your own, but sometimes there seems no solution! For those times, there is ton of help available on the internet. There are forums like Stack Overflow and many others to help you.
5. Pen is mightier than your computer!
While all programming languages are for computers (obviously), but if you want to be on the top tier of the programmers, you need to learn that coding on pen paper will be more beneficial for you than coding on computer. While you'll be forced to write the full code on paper, you will also consume more time and would be tiring. But trust us on this, the sacrifice is worth. Coding on paper will sharpen your basics and make you fundamentally sound in programming.