Knowing how to code is mostly about building things, and the path is a lot clearer when you have a sense of the end goal. If your goal is “learn to code,” without a clear idea of the kinds of programs you will write and how they will make your life better, you will probably find it a frustrating exercise.
Code is instructions. You write the instructions, and the computer follows them. Any time
you’ve given someone directions to your house, or typed in a sum on a calculator, or lined up a row
of dominoes, you’ve essentially been coding. The person following your directions, you pressing the
equals button, knocking over the first domino – that’s the code being run. Coding is pretty much
teaching a series of steps to a computer, for the sole reason that it can follow those steps a hell of a
lot quicker than…
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