DEV Community


Discussion on: Took a leap of faith this year to pursue a career in programming. Shipped my first thing recently, here's my experience.

adamcoster profile image
Adam Coster

The "why" is definitely the most important part. Good on you for making sure you could get answers.

I was also amazed when I first started just how much I could already do while not knowing very much at all. The fact the programming is useful at all levels of skill is tremendously important, and it's a shame that it isn't taught more broadly in early education. Fast wins, fast feedback, learning math and comp sci principles as side effects of making tools and toys -- programming is perfect for education.