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5 Indicators That Programming Is Right For You

By Sponsor in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 22, 2017 5:00AM


People aren’t born great programmers. Nor do great programmers all come from math or science backgrounds. In fact, programming aptitude has much more to do with behaviors and tendencies than any given professional or educational background.

So, what traits indicate you might become a great programmer?

1. An obsession with organizing or efficiency: Good programmers have a knack — maybe even a borderline obsession — with sequencing. Do you savor the task of reorganizing your kitchen cabinets?

2. The ability to visualize problems and solutions: If you like to color outside the lines, you might like programming. Using your own imagination and evolving a concept on a canvas mimics the way programmers bring applications to life via code.

3. A love of tinkering: Do you like to take things apart, figure out how they work, and put them back together? Do you enjoy puzzles? Tinkerers are willing to put in lots of work to fix something, or perfect something, and will find a natural home as a programmer — where there’s always another problem to fix.

4. Persistence + Perseverance: Do you have the patience to complete larger projects, like big puzzles? Do you value the sense of accomplishment after completing a task? Solving a problem with code can be grueling, but people who love the field enjoy earning the strong feeling of accomplishment.

5. Curiosity: Are you naturally inquisitive? Do you enjoy doing research and educating yourself about the things that interest you? Technology changes rapidly and so does the realm of code. Boundless curiosity ensures that you’ll continuously learn.

This list speaks to just a few of the predictors of programming aptitude, but ultimately, if you’re considering a career in programming, talk to people who do it and try it out for yourself.

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