Use These Tips and Insights to Become a Computer Programmer

A Collection of Articles About Becoming a Computer Programmer

In this post, I have included a collection of articles I found interesting and useful, to give you an overview of what is needed to become a computer programmer, but first, a few brief points to consider.

In my earlier years, I enjoyed programming computers. It was a thrill for me to control how a computer operated. I learned on my own and enjoyed it very much. As a programmer you change the way you think and how you approach problems.

When I was programming, people would ask me for custom programs. I would jump at the chance to create programs according to their specification and I would add bonus modules and functions for them. I was very successful at it.

These days I don’t program much anymore. If I need something major programmed, I’ll outsource it. What got me out of programming was the fact that I felt I was in prison because of the support.

You can create a program today but you’re still responsible for it 10 years later, and the day I decided to relocate, I felt like I was in prison and couldn’t leave these people stranded. Back in those days, there wasn’t anything called remote access. So I gave all my clients the source codes and did what I could to keep them going before I got out of the business of programming.

If you’re considering a career as a programmer you may or may not run into this issue of ongoing support. This may appeal to you and you can charge for it, plus you can log in remotely if needed, and that makes your job a lot easier.

Another issue to consider is when an operating system changes you might have to update your code. If your code is a few years old, it’ll be difficult to go through it because as a programmer you get better at coding with experience.

If you go back a few years to something you coded, you might ask yourself, “Why did I write this code like this, it would have been better to do it this way,” and you end up rewriting a lot of your code. Even if your code is well documented, it’s still challenging updating old code.

Other than the two issues above, it’s a great job. Have a look at the resources I’ve included in this post that will give you a strong overview of what to expect from a career in computer programming.

Resources

How to Become a Computer Programmer

How to Become a Computer Programmer | GetEducated

How to Become Computer Programmer

Want to Become a Programmer? The Truth Behind 10 Common Myths

How to Become a Computer Programmer | Udacity

Computer Programmer Career Information and College Majors

What To Know Before Becoming a Computer Programmer

Want to Become a Programmer? The Truth Behind 10 Common Myths

27 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Programming

5 Things Every Code Newbie Needs to Know

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life of a Computer Programmer

The Life of a Programmer: What Do Programmers Do Anyway? | SNHU

Computer Programmer: Typical Day

Pros and Cons

Computer programming, Advantages & disadvantages of being a computer programmer | Science online

Pros and Cons of Being a Computer Programmer

Should You Learn To Code? Six Pros And Cons

Qualities of A Great Computer Programmer

7 Qualities That Differentiate a Great Programmer from a Good Programmer

15 Characteristics of a Good Programmer

10 Common Traits of Great Programmers

Skills

10 Skills Necessary for Coding – Computer Science Zone

5 Skills to Help You Thrive in Computer Programming

Job Duties

Computer Programming and Analysis: Salary and Career Facts

Schools and Certification

Computer Programmer Education Requirements and Career Information

Computer Programming Certificate | Harvard Extension

Computer Programming Degrees & Careers | How to Become a Computer Programmer

Trends

Computer Programmers: Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

6 Software Development Trends for 2018: Developers Needed

U.S. Market Size & Forecast: Custom Computer Programming & Software Development

Salary

Computer Programmer Salary

Resume Tips

Programmer Resume: Sample & Complete Guide [20+ Examples]

Top Computer Programmer Resume Samples & Pro Writing Tips | Resume-Now

Computer Programmer Resume Sample

Interview Questions

7 Programmer Interview Questions and Answers | Indeed.com

Common Interview Questions for Programmers | Software Guild

Interview Questions for a Computer Programmer

Interview Tips

How to pass a programming interview – Triplebyte Blog

Software Developer Job Interview Tips – Simple Programmer

Publications

The Top Information Technology Publications

5 Great Magazines for Computer Buffs – Best Computer Science Degrees

Blogs

Top 50 Programming Blogs And Websites for Programmers in 2018

18 Web Development & Programming Blogs Every Techie Should Be Following

20 Best Programming Blogs to Read And Master Your Coding Skills

Famous Computer Programmers

Famous Computer Programmers | List of Most Influential Coders of All Time

12 Greatest Programmers of all Time – Arkhitech

20 Greatest Computer Programmers Of All Time – RankRed

TV Shows Related

Geek TV: 18 of the Best Television Shows for Geeks

8 Best TV Series About Hacking And Technology That You Must Watch

Top 10 TV shows for IT professionals and tech geeks | IT World Canada Slideshow

Associations

Professional Organizations – Computer Science and Engineering – Library Guides at Penn State University

Top IT Organizations | Monster.com

FAQs

FAQs About Software Developer Jobs | TalentEgg Career Incubator

Frequently Asked Questions About Computer Science Degrees and Careers

Job Opportunities

Monster.com

Indeed.com

LinkedIn.com

The Latest About Computer Programming

Google

Latest Searches For Computer Programming

News

Latest News About Computer Programming

Amazon

Books Related To Computer Programming

Social

Twitter

Tweets Related To Computer Programming

15 App Developers and Programmers, You Should be Following on Twitter

Programmers You Should Follow on Twitter

YouTube Videos Related To Computer Programming

Videos Related To Computer Programming