My thoughts about programming

There has been a buzz on Twitter lately about the low entry barrier to becoming a programmer and many believe that coding is easy. However, those who have experienced the challenges of programming know that it takes a lot of effort and dedication to become proficient.

Coding is not just about writing lines of code to create a program. To become a good programmer, we need to have a deep understanding of programming concepts and principles, logical thinking, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail. It’s common to spend a day studying product requirement documents and working with Lucidchart instead of a code editor. It’s also common to spend hours trying to debug a piece of code or to figure out the best practice for a task.

Those experiences will hone our skills and make us good programmers. It’s like playing football; everyone can try it, but those who put in effort and dedication can become good football players.

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