Is Computer Programming Hard to Learn?

Is Computer Programming Hard to Learn?


– Hey guys, what’s up? This is Qazi from cleverprogrammer.com and in this video, we’re
gonna answer the question of, is computer programming hard to learn. So let’s jump right into it. (upbeat music) OK so I get this question a lot. Is computer programming hard to learn? Well I would kind of flip it back onto you and say hey, tell me one thing
that you think is worth doing that can actually make you money, that can actually make you happy, that can satisfy you,
that’s not hard right? So if you go back in your life,
search your memory vaults, you will find that almost
everything that’s worthwhile is actually hard right? So with computer programming,
it’s no different. I’m not gonna lie to you and
say that it’s somehow like, you’ll learn it instantly. But here are a few
things I will say to you. It’s not harder than any
other field that you want to get good at first of all. Another thing I wanna add is, I wanna kind of jump
right into busting myths. Some of the most handicapping myths that will stop your from
actually getting good at computer programming are, number one, do I need to be a math genius to actually get good at
computer programming? And I’m gonna bust this one right away. The answer is no. You do not need to be
some kind of math genius to get good at computer
programming alright. Programming does not require any kind of, like you don’t need to know
differential equations, you don’t need to have
taken some calculus. There are people who have
written all that code for you, that you can actually kind
of just use for yourself and make your life a lot easier. Let’s cut that one out
right away because it stops 90% of the people from
pursuing this field. Probably the number one growing field right now in the world. As people, we work actually
harder to find excuses to not do something rather than to
find excuses to do something. And this particular one,
being a math genius, or a math wizard, happens
to be one of those ones. Myth number two, is it too late for me to start learning computer programming? Is it too late? It wasn’t too late for
Jeff Bezos to start Amazon. It wasn’t too late for William Boeing and it certainly wasn’t
too late for Hugo Boss. This is another one of those myths that people use to kind of stop themselves from achieving their dreams,
achieving their goals and avoiding their fear of failure. The quick answer to that
is, no, it’s not too late to learn computer programming. From my experience, I
have taught students, who are age seven who learned
and also of age 65 and older who have actually learned. And that’s just from me right, the people that I worked with. Now you reach out to
thousands of other people, who are learning online
in today’s day and age. And thousands of them
are actually a lot older and they’ve started and
they’ve become great at computer programming. There are not like two different
companies you can work at. There’s not just Dropbox and Google. There are many other companies,
and independent contractor work that you can do as
a software developer. So if you develop a certain skill, let’s say it’s creating
apps, creating web apps. If it’s helping solve somebody’s problem, there’s somebody that you
can actually work with and charge. So that’s how I would
answer that question. It’s not too late for
you to start learning computer programming. I have a few videos that talk about what programming language
you can start off with first, that can help you kind of decide, OK where do you kind of start? I have a video that will show
you what kind of resources you can use to help you
learn computer programming so you can learn it faster. Go ahead and watch those
if you’re interested in pursuing this. But those were some of the
most handicapping myths that I could think of that I
wanted to kind of tell you, don’t fall for them. Don’t let your excuses
drive your behavior. Don’t let your fear of failure stop you from achieving your goals. Computer programming is an awesome field. And I think in today’s day and age, everybody should be doing it. And no matter what field you’re in, you can actually use it to help you. That’s one of the things I cover in why you should learn
to code video as well. That’s it guys for me. This is Qazi, I’m signing out. I love every single one of you. And I’ll see you in the next video.

100 thoughts on “Is Computer Programming Hard to Learn?”

  1. i installed python in my win 10, by following ur previous video and how to start learning i mean is there any need of books? guide me please…

  2. qazi bro,
    when I will come to Chicago, I really like to meet you my brother, You are doing Awesome work bhai.
    Love from India.

  3. bro, but one think you have to accept that ,okk I totally agree that yeah it's not compulsory that mathematics should be known for programming but observe one thing that A Programmer with mathematical skills and A Programmer without mathematical skills, really affect in there codes.

  4. Hi, I saw your video and found it very informative. I was thinking of getting a certificate in Programming or hopefully a master degree in the future.

    Here is some background info about me: I already have Bachelor degree in a useless field and it hasn't landed me a career for two year. I have taken a beginners computer Sci class in college and barely pass it with a 70%. This course was an eye opener for me realizing how hard the class was even when I attended every study session for the whole semester held by the course professor. After taking this class I strayed away from this field and went to an easier field which I had regret graduating from.

    I am highly interested in learning about computer programing but the only thing is stopping me is just like how you mentioned about Math one of my worst subject ever and then my other fear is college tution.

    Idk if I should strive to get the certificate or not. it would mean a lot to get an honest opinion if I should strive to get the certificate and start the career in computer programming. Thank You.

  5. hey,qazi I'm new to ur channel &I love ur vid,I want to pursue a degree in computer but I even don't know the basics of computer ,every time I want to start I'm confused that from where to start plz reply

  6. good motivation! but the first thing that prevent people pursuing their goal is…. may be instant addiction and being lazy?

  7. Nagendra Singh Chauhan

    I had Given up on coding after studing 5 years int this, but QAZI u r d only one who developed my interest in coding. Looking forward for more such knowledgeable and motivating videos. Thanks brother..!!

  8. Hey guys, I just started learning c++ with no background or existing knowledge in programming.
    And I am getting all confused, I cannot even understand what the hell is a binary file, and why it is required and source file and how to get these files. So basically I am struggling with the basics.
    I would be very grateful if anybody can clear my confusion.

  9. Python is a good language to start with. I thought it would be harder to be honest. Some times its a bit tricky and I get errors and can't figure out why, but mainly I am getting success and the thrill of actually writing code that does what you want it to do makes all those frustrating moments totally worth it.

  10. s m alberuni siddiqui

    Thanks quzi i live in Delaware, have a job here in Delaware, so right now I cannot move out of delaware, is there any way I can learn programming living in delaware? This is my last hope for my life to be a programmer but at the same time I have to have a job to feed my family.

  11. I find that computer programming is actually hard to master rather than to learn. Although having said that, you have to put a lot of time and effort into learning programming. It is not one of these things that you can learn in a day, a week, a month or in some cases, even a year!

    I also personally look at computer programming as 20% code, 80% problem solving. In other words, many people find the syntax relatively straight forward after a short time. But it is the process of solving a problem through code that many people in the early days struggle with (including myself).

    So basically, it's not hard to write code. It's hard to write code that solves the particular problem. So by focusing on solving problems more than writing the syntax, programming will become more fun and easier over time.

  12. Very nice videos. One question though, I want to start computer programming. Like you said Python is the way to go as a beginner. My question is, with OS do you recommend for web development, IOS, Windows or linux? Thank you for your contribution.

  13. Anyone else have trouble learning nested loops?? Lol I feel so stupid because the concept is not clicking with me especially when you have to implement it into code…I just don’t get how it works..I guess I need a tutor because my teacher isn’t that great

  14. I have just started to learn programming ….with alot of fear…that how much it will going to be hard….

    Thanks for the Motivation

  15. software is hard, like really freaking hard, and though you don't need crazy math skills to do it you do need to know math because a lot of the problems you'll encounter are similar to math, and some include math. software is like building something that if you make a mistake on one part you can screw up the whole thing and you have to solve problems. But like anything in life if you practice, hard, you'll eventually get there. But don't have any illusions about what it takes to be a software engineer. You are an ENGINEER…

  16. when you think programming is a very difficult one,you no longer elligible to learn further just quit and find out a new job.-experienced advice.

  17. I was starting to doubt if I really want to become a programmer, then I found this vid and got motivated. You have a new sub 🙂

  18. Totally agree with you sir. Even I'm not that much good at mathematics. But still I love coding and its never too late to start something new ..🙂👍

  19. Hi brother Qazi. I am an Indonesian is very happy to listen your program. I am 65 years old and started learning programming languages on February 2018 after a year pension and no activity. Programming is absolutely a new creatures for me. It's hard to uderstand, but I am trying to do the best.
    Thank you and best regards,
    Utomo Zhafari.

  20. 2:02 as people …………… 2:53 ………..No words to say thanks to you.
    4:33 great motivational word
    Respect
    Respect

  21. You know I am a programmer and was just checking out some videos and really this was genuinely awesome.. keep up with what you are doing man!

  22. Thank you… I have got a job as manual tester but I wanted to be a developer but I had this fear in me I couldn't ignore.
    But your video gave me a little bit of confidence to go for it and become a software developer. 🙂

  23. I'm a begineer nd I dnt even knw the basics of java…. Can i learn java in 2-3 mnths Nd what r the steps to be taken to learn in easy way…..?

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