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How To Start Learning Programming

Programming is one of the popular skills these days with everything being digitized and becoming automotive with Artificial Intelligence. Learning to code has been needful.

These days, anything you need to do can be done easily on website or mobile app from ordering a food, watching movies, making payments, taking a course, taking a ride and lots more.

This article discusses the correct ways to get started with programming language of your choice. Before you go into coding, I will like to remind you that learning of programming languages require lots of patience, motivations and strictly adherence to instructions.

Firstly, you need to choose the language to learn, as a beginner, you need to start with HTML, CSS and JavaScript or Python.


HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is a programming language and it is often the first step in learning how to program. Possibly, you might have seen “HTML” as part of a link to website website.

HTML is mainly used to format their text documents, so they can be vividly presented to readers. With HTML, you can build documents with elements called building blocks.


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a popular language that allows you to change the appearance of your HTML in browsers. It defines how a website should be looked and viewed in browser including text colour, background colour, define animations, hide or show some contents other elements. In a nutshell, CSS enhance the looks, functionality and readability of a website.

CSS is a compulsory language for beginners to learn just like like HTML, it will help you execute some basic tasks.


JavaScript is commonly used with HTML and CSS to implement client side functionality through scripts and that is why it is often referred to as “scripting language.”

Javascript helps you send information to another server using HTML and CSS , in this way, it is called front end development.

However, it’s functions are not limited to the above, it is a powerful tool that helps you accomplish task such as search algorithm, solving mathematics, analyzing data and more.


On the other hand, Python is a general-purpose coding language designed with readability in mind. It is one of the easiest programming languages for implementing
backend functionality, analyzing data, etc. It is often use as introductory languages in schools for students that are starting their computer study.

To start learning programming, you can start with HTML, CSS and JavaScript or HTML, CSS and Python.

Here are the basic 2 ways to learn programming languages,

1. Code Learning Websites

Website like Codecademy, freeCodeCamp, GeeksforGeeks, HackerPrank, Youtube, GitHub, StackOverflow, W3Schools, Coursera and Udemy are recommended for learning programming. These website helps you to learn and improve your coding skills.

2. Video Tutorials

If you are someone who likes details explanation, you can enroll on programming tutorial online(YouTube, Udemy, etc) or offline.

Tips For You If You Planning To Learn

i. Make sure you choose what interest you. Learning programming should be what you enjoy and passionate about. Once you are passionate about it, you will never give up.

ii. Start from small to big. Begin with simple and easy projects to bigger ones. Be confident, not overconfident.

iii. Be creative and innovative. Build something that will be useful to you and the society at large.

iv. Make sure you Google error correctly. Surfing the error of your code will help you correct your code and will prevent errors that will cause more harm than good.

v. Post your doubts and challenges on full fledge community website for programmers and you could get solution and response that will find solution to your error.

I hope you are reading this article with the urge and passion to learn. Do you have other tips that you will like to share with others in the programming community, pls let us know.



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Damilola Ogunmakin
Damilola Ogunmakin is an information entrepreneur, digital marketer and a blogger. He identifies and evaluate information needs, provide information directly to information and organizational consumer.He is currently an accountant at Kings Hotel & Suites.He specializes on Blogging, Website Development, Digital Marketing, and Graphics Design.