How to Learn Programming for Beginners – Your Guide to Start Right Now

Do you want to learn programming in 2022? Do you wish to develop applications and produce new ideas that nobody came up with yet? Programming is your key to transfer new ideas into possibilities and make them executable. I personally consider programming an Art of possibilities. so what do you need to do to learn programming and how long does it take to learn programming for beginners?

6 proven tips for you to get started with programming in 2022

1. Get to know programming fundamentals.

Jumping straight into learning code is only going to get you confused and slow down your learning process if you don’t get the fundamentals right. All programming languages are built on the same fundamentals and concepts. In fact, once you get the fundamentals clear,  you can literally learn any programming language you want. Programming fundamentals helps you understand code syntax and some concepts such as variables, loops, operators, conditional statements, etc.

You can start learning programming fundamentals by reading programming fundamentals books or from the internet. Some websites I personally find very useful to start with are Geeksforseeks and Codeacademy.


2. One programming language at a time.

This is very important, I know how we all get excited in the beginnings!
At the beginning of your journey, you may be curious to explore different programming languages at the same time which will only cause you confusion. I would recommend you start with one simple programming language until you get comfortable with it. Python is a great choice to start with if you’re looking for an easy and fun programming language. It might seem difficult when getting started and you will probably not understand everything you learn. That’s totally okay, just keep learning and you’ll eventually get it all clear.


3. Try an Online Tutorial.

Tutorials are your chance to practice the programming language you’re learning and learn how to apply its features. The internet is full of online tutorials that teach different programming languages from beginner levels up to more advanced level and variety of these tutorials are free. You can get access to free tutorials on YouTube but if you prefer a more academic-level courses you could go with Pluralsight courses (one of my favorites). The good thing about Pluralsight is that it provides you with a complete path that can guide you through your learning process and it has courses for any level.

However, If you prefer written tutorials, some very beneficial free sources  I recommend you are Tutorialspoint, W3Schools, and Geeksforseeks.


4. Practice, practice, and practice

Trust me, the more you practice the better you’re going to get in the programming language you’re learning.

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Build simple projects (other than Hello world for sure 😉) to practice what you learn. You don’t have to come up with complex ideas, simple programs will work just fine. For example, you can try creating a calculator program, an online ordering program, or a simple game of your creativity.

reading and watching online tutorials in pretty helpful for sure, the things are better learnt practically than theoretically.
You might forget what you read or see, but you’ll never forget what you created.



5. Google your errors!

Errors or as programmers call it, Bugs is something that will stick with you for your whole coding life. You’re going to come across various types of bugs when you code and that’s not a problem, we all do, but what matter is that you know how to debug your program (which is the part where you fix the errors you face in your program). Debugging is a very useful skill to learn as a programmer, so make sure you spend time learning it.

Big tip to save your time and effort is to always google your errors as others may have faced the same type of error and were able to resolve it. I would recommend you visiting Stackoverflow, every programmer life’s saver, which is a famous website where programmers post the errors they encounter while other programmers suggests solutions for it.

Errors are the greatest ways to learn so don’t hate them, they’re just a way of making you better as a programmer.

6. Learn Data Structures and Algorithms

This is the core of programming. Once you make good progress in learning your first programming language and become comfortable with it,  the next thing to do is start learning data structures and algorithms. Learning data structures and algorithms will significantly help you improve your problem solving skills. It teaches you how to construct your program data in a way that makes your program operates more efficiently.


Now that you know the best tips to start learn programming, it’s time to put it into action. Decide which programming language you want to start with and begin learning the fundamentals. Finally, to summarize it in a single point, keep practicing till you become a professional.


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8 thoughts on “How to Learn Programming for Beginners – Your Guide to Start Right Now

  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!|

    1. If I want to speak the truth, learning programming is simple but may not be so easy as it needs time and much effort. I agree with you that this is so board as programming itself is a broad field and it keeps branching out. This is a very general guide so it’s not really specific. I advise you to follow a roadmap to a specific programming language which you’re trying to learn, that will not be so board and complex. And always remember, what’s most important is set one goal at a time and commit to it. Always take things easy and just keep working to get where you want 😊

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