10 July 2018
- Why is it worth trying?
I remember the times when people who worked in front of the computer were called IT specialists. Occupations such as programmer, developer, administrator, or database developer had been thrown into one basket with the “IT” name on it and associated with weird but unquestionably necessary people wearing worn-off checked shirts and “ I woke up like this” type of hairstyle. Thus, one thing connects all of those professions together- a passion for coding. None would have chosen this if he/she wasn’t crazy about it. Why we should learn how to code?- Basically for the passion itself.
- New Reality
The time has changed and now everybody knows that the job of the programmer evolved into the profitable activity. When looking at the job offers in the UK I can notice that the amounts offered there don’t fall far from the ones on the Polish IT Market. Western earnings in Polish reality sounds good, am I right? IT brunch in an economic point of view became a Tech Bubble detached from the Polish Market. Why we should learn how to code?- For money.
- Working as a Software Developer
It is a fact- you can earn a lot however you should take into consideration the character of this occupation. There are many advantages which will definitely prompt you to take coding seriously but you should also consider the other, not so colorful part of this job.
a) Sitting in front of the computer. It used to be a con due to many types of research saying that it is not healthy for the eyes and for your back. It also seemed boring to some people. Nowadays all of this has changed. We sit in front of the computer whether we like it or not. Enumerating jobs where you don’t have to use a computer would be easier than another way around. Instead of sitting in front of the computer and doing nothing, let’s be productive!
b) Programmers are like avant-garde artists in IT branch. The It sector grows rapidly, the new segments and job positions are being created. Server admins, Desk Services, Graphic Designers, Digital Marketers, Managers and at the end of the food chain- programmers. Without them, all of it would not exist. They like it, the others- not so really.
c) Code, code, code. Programmers spend hours looking at rows of colorful letters, numbers, and signs. You basically look at the same thing most of the time. Moments of pure satisfaction and excitement are rare. The long hours of hard work, mostly alone- BORING. And what about the time when you have to correct someone else’s code? Depression guaranteed.
d) Something new again? Technologies are changing all the time. New frameworks, languages, and solutions are emerging on a daily basis. You need to learn! I am really sorry to tell you this but when it comes to programming, learning is a never-ending story. If you are a person who likes to work in the post office where nothing has changed since the post pigeon times, it is not a job for you.
e) People! Where are you? They are around you, sitting and clicking. From time to time, you will exchange some views and opinions or you will even go for a drink. But don’t wish for anything more. On a daily basis, the only thing that matters is the computer. If you like working with people, choose something else.
f) Where is my office? In this case being a programmer seems encouraging- you can work from home. Not only Soft Developers can do that but it is common in IT branch. You can work in Philippines or on Bali. Although it sounds like a dream, everything gets boring with time and sometimes it is good to be in the office and spend time with people.
Now you can decide on your own why should you learn how to code. All in all, it must be something you really like because if you are a sports freak or a talkative person, this type of job will kill your spirit. It is a job for people who love new technologies and spending time in front of the monitor picking at the smallest particles of the source code. You may love it or hate it but it is definitely worth it.