|Originally posted by Psyshell |
Unfortunately i didn't really start when I was 12. That doesn't mean I don't really like it though.
Don't be encouraged by starting late. If you can grasp the most basic stuff about programming quickly, it's highly likely you'll be better off choosing the topics you learn and actually learning them by your own than by going to school, but it's your choice. If you can find a sort of mentor who has time for you, you're better set than going to school in my opinion. Just remember to read and work a lot on your spare time. That's what you'll be doing for the rest of your working life if you choose to work in programming anyway. Then again, if you feel more confident with someone actually teaching you stuff, school just might be the thing for you.
At least for me school didn't really do all that much considering programming / anything CS, since most of the courses, in the end, are just a scratch on the surface of the subject, and you're still left to study most of the stuff on your own (although it wasn't actually a CS degree for me). But I got a lot of contacts there, scored my current job there (backend dev. and db design), and met the people I started my company with there.
|Originally posted by Joss Weatherby |
And yea, learning never stops in any programming job.
Much like many other jobs, yes. It might sound like a huge load of shit, but at least for me, probably the best part of working a programming job is that I (at least think that I) learn new stuff daily at my job. I very rarely go to work and think "this shit again". If it's like that, it's probably about refactoring something really stupid I did earlier (but I have to admit, I think I even kind of like that too). And of course it depends on what kind of programming job you have..
Last edited by JEO on Jun-24-2014 at 11:27