The profession of a programmer over the past decades continues to be in demand, highly paid and quite prestigious. Moreover, the demand for IT specialists will only grow for the foreseeable future. Even during the years of the financial crisis, programmers were one of the few workers who confidently held on to their jobs.
One of the most common ways to become a programmer is to get an appropriate education at a university. It is known to be a long and arduous journey, requiring several years of hard study. As a rule, specialties related to programming are considered one of the most difficult to learn. But upon graduation, a young specialist receives a diploma that allows him to apply for high-paying positions in prestigious firms.
In many universities, when teaching technical specialties, the basics of programming are taught. Of course, the knowledge gained is not enough to get a job in a prestigious company, but to take the place of a technical support employee, a system administrator is quite enough. Unless, of course, the specialist is willing or able to find a job in the main specialty.
You can learn programming yourself. This will require special literature, video courses, your own computer. It would be nice to find an experienced comrade who is ready to teach everything that he can himself. The future programmer needs to understand that knowledge of programming languages alone is not enough. It is necessary to understand the principles of building a program architecture, learn to represent the future project from different angles and choose the most rational ways of its implementation.
It is better to learn programming languages with Pascal. It is a generally accepted programming language and is a good starting point for learning. It will take a lot of time and patience to learn how to compose even simple programs from textbook test problems. At this stage, it is important not to get confused, overcome the first difficulties and not quit school.
After acquiring basic knowledge and skills, a beginner programmer begins to try to implement his first projects. But, as a rule, due to a lack of experience and knowledge, projects turn out to be "lopsided", inept, and a lot of time and effort is spent on their implementation. At this stage, you should devote a lot of effort to studying the structure of programming languages, syntactic constructs, loops and logical functions.
After a programmer has acquired solid skills in project implementation, he begins to specialize in one or two programming languages, hone his skills, and become a highly qualified specialist. At the same time, at this stage it is necessary to learn how to work in a team, since large projects are entrusted not to one professional, but to a working group.