How To Think Like A Programmer (5 Ways)
I’ve been programming from 4 years now, but it changed my way of thinking. The better you think like a programmer the better you start programming. So here I am sharing some tips with you that I’ve learned by my experience. I hope these tips can help you too.
I’ll make sure to keep this as simple as I can. Okay, Don’t Just Waste Time Here, Let’s Jump right on How You Can Think Like A Programmer.
Become a Problem Solver
At its core, programming is about problem-solving: thinking logically and breaking down a problem into steps to find a solution. This means having the ability to see a challenge from one angle, then being able to take a step back and look at the same challenge from an alternative perspective. Do this over and over again until you find a solution.
Learn Not To Give Up
An Important aspect of programming is facing with bugs and failure. Maybe the challenges seem solvable, but you can’t think of a way to solve them due to limited context. Once you start programming, you might spend hours looking for a bug and feel ready to quit. Learn not to give up. Success will be the result!
Try To Find The Answer By Yourself
Before you ask someone, push yourself as much as possible at your current skill level. Start by googling your problem. As you google issues, you’ll most often come across discussions and documentation on Stack Overflow, Github Threads, Mozilla’s MDN, W3Schools, And documentation sites for your programming language or platform.
Ask Your Coding Community
Knowing when to stop and ask for help is just as important as knowing when to keep going. As a beginner, give yourself more time to research and figure out the challenge you are facing before asking. However, if you really can’t find the solution, it’s probably a good time to ask someone.
The most important thing, whatever your situation, is to be persistent. in the beginning when you research ways to solve a challenge, push yourself beyond your limit-at least a little bit more the usual. When you feel exhausted, drained, and ready give up, Many times that’s when you finally figure it out.
A Good programmer is someone who always looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.Doug Linder
I hope this helped you, you can also use other ways to think like a programmer, but you have to improve yourself as a programmer to actually think like a real programmer.
How Has Programming Influenced Your thinking?