There are those who say that everyone should know how to program, and that in the not too distant future this will become a reality, since many schools are including programming for beginners as a complementary subject in their curricula.
The need to know how to program is related to the fact that more and more professionals, even if they are not professional programmers, have to make small edits in the code of an institutional site, an online store or a blog, adapt some simple functionality in a management system of their company, among other activities in their daily professional life.
For this to happen, therefore, it is important to have a basic knowledge of the main programming concepts. We will talk about each of them briefly below.
Basic Programming Concepts For Beginners
HTML is a markup language, created by Tim Berners-Lee for the communication and dissemination of research on the Internet.
This language is represented by a set of tags that mark up a digital system. The tag, for example, encloses content by inserting a space before and after the paragraph. The "h" tags are used in titles, where h1 marks the main title, h2 the secondary title, and so on.
Cascading Style Sheet or CSS is a style language based on a cascade of codes that make visual effects possible on a programmed page.
Text color, page images, spacing between letters and words, and other elements are defined by CSS.
A Content Management System (CMS) is an excellent resource for those who do not have advanced programming knowledge, but are still responsible for managing a website, blog, application or other digital project.
WordPress is an example of a CMS that is widely used and provides several features for the user, such as template customization and layout customization.
Now that you know the basics of programming, how about following some tips to help you program successfully?
3 Tips for Beginner Programmers
1. Never stop trying
It is common for people who are learning to program to have difficulty understanding concepts and performing tasks. However, do not be discouraged! Learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward.
2. Focus on only one task at a time
Do one activity at a time, at least in the beginning, so that you avoid mistakes and also so that you don't get overloaded with tasks. The idea is to break everything down into small actions.
3. Don't be ashamed to ask for help
A programmer cannot be proud and ashamed to ask for help. There is no problem in exchanging ideas with a fellow programmer or even chatting with other programmer apprentices in forums or communities on the Internet.
4. Read a lot about the subject
When it comes to technology, changes occur almost daily and there is always a new concept on the subject. This is why you need to read a lot, follow the new books in the field that are published, follow blogs and social media pages that deal with the subject, etc.
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