“I learned a lot. Now that I’ve experienced the ‘learning by doing’ methodology and that I know how to program in R, I feel I can easily learn Python by myself, whereas before I didn’t even know where to start.”
Anyone who decides to enter the world of programming will face some difficulties. It does not matter if they are related to coding, the methods or the tools used – any task can be very difficult to perform when we don’t have the necessary experience, and it can be especially hard if you try to learn on your own. However, if you want to learn programming in code, we have created a summary with an overview of the things you might need to take your first steps in the world of code programming, commands, and script language.
What does it take to learn programming in code?
You just need to want to do it. Motivation is the only thing you should carry in your backpack when you decide to learn programming. At Ubiqum we teach you how to do it in a 100% practical way.
It has been said in many occasions that those who wish to learn a programming language should be willing to read, spend time on forums, and read books dealing with this topic. There are excellent books that can help us to establish some knowledge bases, but learning programming and its theoretical aspects requires us to devote an even greater amount of time.
What are the most important programming languages?
The most used programming languages are:
- JAVA: This is one of the most popular languages of all times, and currently has 9 million developers and powers more than 7 billion devices worldwide. Java has characterized by the fact that its code could be executed with any operating system. In addition, Java has one of the fastest virtual machines. Java is the preferred choice of systems engineers.
- C: If you are looking for fast language, C is the fastest and best performing language. Large projects use this language due to its ease in communicating with machine language. In addition, it should be noted that the majority of operating systems use C language.
- C ++: This is an object-oriented evolution of C language. C++ is widely used to develop programs and packages such as the Adobe suite.
- Python: Python is a multi-platform programming language. It is very easy to use, which makes it an ideal programming language for beginners.
- Visual Basic .NET: Visual Basic .NET allows you to automate your own processes and create your own web applications. It is one of the most beginner-friendly languages out there.
- PHP: PHP is a fast, easy to learn, very mature and very high-performance language. It suits both those who are getting started in the field of programming and experts, since it is easy to learn and at the same time offers infinite programming possibilities.
- SQL: This is a domain-specific language used in programming and designed to manage relational database management systems.
- Assembly Language: This low-level programming language is specially used to interact with computer hardware.
If you want to learn to develop web pages and devote yourself to it professionally, it’s best to start with the most basic aspects of programming.
Although HTML and CSS are not programming languages, they are part of the vast majority of web pages at their core. This is why these languages are considered the starting point for most beginners. Learning HTML makes it possible to design different web elements and sets the basis for web pages to function.
PHP and SQL are the languages that complete that basic pack for programming web pages and applications. When we talk about PHP we mean an open source programming language that can be integrated into HTML. SQL is a database language that allows you to define, manipulate, and control the databases used in web pages or applications. Having basic knowledge of PHP and SQL will provide a significant benefit in the process of creating complex web pages.
This is only a small part of what you need to learn to program. This is why we recommend that you write to us and tell us about your goals and so we can better guide you … And remember, always under the motto “learning by doing”.
Why learning programming at Ubiqum Code Academy?
There are many good coding bootcamps around, and hundreds of happy graduates have been able to land the developer job they wanted. But choosing which bootcamp to enroll to is a very important decision, and we should evaluate our options and possibilities well.
If you are in Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam or Madrid; or if you are willing to relocate for a few months (depending on the program), to one of these beautiful cities to immerse yourself in a fresh and modern learning experience, then Ubiqum might be a great option for you.
Here at Ubiqum we believe in learning by doing, and having dedicated mentors instead of teachers, so that you can always count on someone who is willing to teach and has the experience and knowledge to do so; with the benefits of a more personalized experience.
Also, you’ll be working on code from day one, but don’t worry, no tests or intimidating grading; it’s all about learning and applying what you’ve learnt. Within just a couple weeks, you’ll be coding your first web development project, which will boost your confidence, get you excited, and you’ll be making a portfolio that will help you to get your dreamed tech job.