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Do I want to learn to code, now what?

Many people out there, like me, were thinking at some point about this uprising and fascinating IT world. There are thousands of new IT students every day, and it seems like there will never be enough. I was an absolute beginner when I entered this new world and the first thing that I’ve noticed made my motivation and desire to improve even bigger.

learn to codeWe all do have friends who are somehow connected with IT world; it doesn’t matter if it is web developing, web design or any other branch. Every one of them was very supportive and welcoming which was very strange at the beginning because they might be talking to new competition.

Contrary to that, everybody is aware that there is so much work that nobody is a potential threat to their own business. Every person that you know will recommend you something for better and quicker improvement, but the truth is there is not quick way.

Learning how to code requires hard work and dedication but it is not impossible, and you can, even, do it by yourself. I was suggested by friends who are coding for living that it is possible to learn how to code at home and that many successful coders started that way.

How to choose the best way to learn to code?

It is essential to try different ways of learning how to code. There are many books, classes, online courses that will help you to get to code. I can only speak for myself, but I’m sure that many would agree- the best way to learn programing is through some online school.

If you are disciplined enough to sit through course and practice, you will improve quickly. At the beginning I tried everything from reading books, watching different videos online, and I was even considering going back to college.

best way to learn to codeAll of that was not necessary because there are so many great online courses, like Code Academy, w3schools and many others. It doesn’t matter if you have Ubuntu, Windows 7 or any other system, you can have any of those courses with it. Some of them are free, and some of them take small compensation but offer hours of video tutorials, e-books, blogs, etc. It is a perfect way to learn how to code because there are explanations, exercises, and examples.

I was filled with enthusiasm because that looked like a straightforward way to learn to code. By now I had books, hours of online classes and I have found myself learning every day for at least 5 hours, and I had a full-time job. It was like a mystery video game which I couldn’t get enough.

When can I start working?

It will take some time to learn how to code, but all of that depends on how quick you are improving and how much time you spend learning and practicing.
There are people who start very quickly, in a matter of months, but the average length is around one year. This is not much if you are considering that this is one of the best business branches and it is only getting bigger.

Like in every other job, the beginning is the hardest. When you feel more comfortable and natural with coding, you will learn that this is very exciting and challenging work to do.

Is there a future for Ubuntu? You might be Surprised

Linux has been going through constant changes and developing for many years, and I have been its user for more than a few years.

future for UbuntuAt first, I was freaking out when I’ve heard about complete changes of my favorite operating system. But what I have learned from previous changes is that it will be good eventually and that I have nothing to worry about.

Will new changes be good for Ubuntu?

Since I’ve been coding for living for many years now, I was asking the same question like millions of Ubuntu users- Is there a future for it? The answer is YES, but it is not so simple. This system is frequently changing, and if you are looking for a static operative system, you should look elsewhere. There are many who are programming on other systems like Windows 10 or MacOS, but the popularity of Linux is growing fast.

We all heard that there would be some changes regarding Gnome succeeding Unity as a default desktop. That might be true, but this is not the first time that a significant time change, like this one, happens. Ubuntu has been changing and experimenting almost all the time since I’ve been using it. Nevertheless, I was skeptical about this one, but if you think a little bit more about this, you will realize that this is a good thing.

So far, I am more than satisfied with changes that have been made so far. Older users might remember a similar situation in 2003. When Red Hat has been dropped, and Red Hat enterprise Linux has been developed. We saw many changes like these, and after all, we “recovered” successfully. It will still be the most usable open source desktop network but with slight changes.

Some changes might surprise you!

Users who know nothing about Ubuntu might be amazed when they update to the new version. New applications, completely new desktop interface, and new interaction method – they are just some of the many changes.

Ubuntu GnomeSince Ubuntu Gnome and Ubuntu Desktop are developing resources together and focusing on one platform, this might be the idea with many benefits. But what excites me the most is the fact that there will be a bigger focus on Snaps. Snaps is one of the most popular manager packages, and I was happy to use them.

What to expect from Ubuntu in the future?

Since I’ve been a user for many years, now I can only expect changes and constant searching for perfection. New ideas and learning from previous mistakes makes us better. I’m sure that same will happen with new Ubuntu.
My advice for everybody would be to be patient and to be prepared and informed about those new changes.

It is not something that we haven’t dealt with before, and certainly not the last time. It wasn’t so scary like we thought it might be. It will take some time to get used to new changes but overall, future for Ubuntu looks bright, and with right moves, they will grow even better and bigger. I know that I am excited.