Coding is the skill of the future - there's no about that! We believe that everyone, regardless of their age can master it. However, we know that for some people learning new things may not be a piece of cake and we have a few tips on how to make the learning process easier for you.
1. Make learning fun.
The approach we have is really important. If it's a coercion, it won't be easy for you to absorb new material.
If you don't enjoy what and how you are learning, look for other ways and tools. Don't assume that your current learning method is the most appropriate one. Keep searching, asking and mixing. The Internet is full of apps (including CodeAll), which offer new ideas for exploring the world of programming every day.
2. Learn with a friend.
Who said you need to learn programming on your own? By explaining the issues you know well to others you deepen your knowledge. And by learning from others you get to know their perspective on any given topic.
Needless to say, the opportunity to learn together is a great way to find more creative solutions, answers to challenging questions or just to have a really nice time together while learning.
Meet the people with whom you will share your passion. Use forums, groups and industry events to broaden the circle of friends interested in coding. You can also create a community that will focus on a given topic (you can meet people interested in programming on our Facebook).
3. Place makes a difference.
If you see that despite your efforts, you are not getting anywhere, it may mean that it's time to change your learning environment. Dark and messy room doesn't favour to opening up to new concepts. Look for something else. There are many places where learning becomes more enjoyable.
We especially recommend libraries or computer labs at schools. You can also hole up in a peaceful cafe with your laptop or a book. These are spots created for learning. Additionally, there is a chance that in such places you will meet inspiring people who will motivate you to deepen your knowledge (see point 2.)!
4. Learn even if you are not programming.
Learning through practice is undoubtedly the best form of learning. However, remember that there are many other ways to open your mind to new ideas. Download audiobooks, find podcasts related to this topic and listen to them on your way to school or work, watch videos, read books and talk to people who inspire you.
5. Take a break.
No one learns effectively for an extended period of time without having time for rest. Your brain has to reboot from time to time.
Did it happen to you that the solution to a difficult problem came to you in the most unexpected moment? That's how it works! Sometimes our brain needs to reset to come up with a new, better solution.
We hope that these tips will help you learn programming more effectively.