Maybe you have heard some famous business people say that everyone should learn programming. While I don’t necessarily agree with that, I find that knowing how to program can make life much easier. Especially if you have to do anything with computers, business and alike.
What is programming?
Programming is writing instructions for a computer to follow, in a language it understands. You might have heard that programmers solve problems. I personally prefer to say that programmers automate what would otherwise need to be done manually. They save a lot of time, money and nerves by doing their job. Just imagine, could you ever write a blog as easily as this, if not thanks to the people who programmed WordPress and other blog platforms?
Take as an example doing calculations. If someone wouldn’t automate it and build a calculator, you would need to do all of the calculations by hand! Definitely takes more time. Also it’s easier to make mistakes when you do it manually.
How would I benefit from learning it?
Do you have 200 word documents and you want to change dates in each one and then print them out? You can do it with just a little of knowledge of how to program, without having to open each document.
Do you want to build a website by yourself from scratch? A few days of learning and you can surely do it.
Would you like to have a remotely controlled stopwatch? Yes, this also you can do without much knowledge.
You could then automate many things you do manually 🙂 You surely would be surprised how many things you do, could be done effortlessly once you know a bit of programming.
Where do I learn it?
This one is easy. There is a huge base of tutorials on the internet to learn basics of programming. And among them there are many good ones! You can’t go wrong, just google for it and have some fun programming.