Popularity of Coding increased in past few years. With the increased number of smartphone users all over the world,running on different OS(Operating System), the demand of coding / programming gradually increased along with that. More and more companies are recruiting coders/programmers to keep up with the flow. Even with overlooking the fact of smartphone development,there are still many other fields there that requires coding. From Software development,Game designing,website development to small programs for different purposes-you name it,almost all digital devices and machines requires coding.
What is Coding? The simple answer to that would be “to create code / write code ” using any particular computer language like C,C++ etc for desired output. From creating a simple submission program for two values to software used in banks and companies. Every Program is made of code and writing that code is coding.
Countless people of all ages are learning to code. You can divide them into two categories. First category would be for financial purpose. Adults learns coding for better work employment and students for their future job or business. The other category are for curious people. They learn coding for just fun and knowledge. Some choose coding as hobby. But in any category, learning becomes fun if people choose right coding language according to their need and interest. So what do I mean by “right coding language”?? You are about to find out.
What To Choose?
Android is one of the popular operating system on smartphones. Android is open-source means it is free. Android developing is done via Java. Java was popular even before Android because computer software can also be created and developed using Java-coding.
With Java, you can create Android apps and can also contribute in developing Android. It requires Java platform installed on computer.Learning Java is not that hard. There are plenty of websites found online teaching Java from basics. Also you can find Java Tutorials on YouTube which covers almost everything from basics to advanced stuff. You can also find Java articles just for android development,where you don’t have to learn all about Java coding,just enough for Android.
Android apps can be developed by tools from Android Developers. Android apps can be tested on Windows and even on Mac. Bluestacks is Android emulator available free for both Windows and Mac OS. To simply say, Bluestacks is android OS itself for Windows/Mac. More better option for testing your android app would be to get a Android smartphone.
The big problem with Android is there are lot of smartphones running on Android with different hardware specifications then each other. This makes developing app little painful,since it can run on one device and crash on any other device. There are lot of Android forums that can help with that. Xda-developers and Androidcentral forums have largest community that can help with app developing and testing.
Android is very popular due to open-source and there are lot of job opportunities for android developers. It is also good for freelancer developers,since android app can be put on Google Play for a price per download.
The advantage in iOS developing is there are few device running on it : IPhone, IPod Touch and IPad, that’s it. Which makes developing iOS app process easy. But due to that, there are no big forum community like Android. Also hard to find tutorials for learning. Checkout this Article for Basics.
Job opportunities for iOS developers is mostly in Apple and by selling apps on Apple’s App Store. But choosing iOS developing over anything other is still not bad option.
Create your own website:
For better view,I divided it into three stage.So here they are –
Stage – 1:
Many people want to learn coding to create their own website. It could be for commercial use or for just entertainment only. Before we dig in,let’s discuss about types of website. Yep,that’s right,website also have different types. But not to worry, you can divide it into two types : Static and Dynamic. Well as name suggests, Static site is basically just bunch of stuff. It gives only few interaction option. Like viewers can comment on site and share it through social sites. Static site is also limited in designing option. On other end , Dynamic website is for more advanced experience. For a simple example, people can sign-in to website and read articles,can message other member etc. More simple example would be any Online Banking Website. Hope you get the idea now.
The basics to create website is HTML and CSS language. HTML stands for (Hyper Text Markup Language). For static website,it is sufficient but for dynamic website, read along.
Stage – 2:
So you grasped all the basics,now what else? You can go for HTML5 and CSS3. Now now,no need to worry,You can think HTML5 and CSS3 as newer version of HTML & CSS, a new update that allows to create things which were not possible with old version or required more effort before accomplishing that. Now there are plenty of things you want to add into site,but they are still not possible with just HTML and CSS.
Yeah,you are not done learning yet. You can try XML, ASP.NET, SQL and PHP. It is on you if you want to go for these languages. But I recommend to learn PHP because it is used for creating Dynamic websites. Learning one more language wouldn’t be bad since it is easy to learn. Again if you are looking for easier option,you can try WordPress. It is also blogging platform and dynamic website can be created by it.
Now why should not directly go for WordPress instead of Blogger? The reason is blogger is for static website and wordpress is for dynamic website. Now you can create dynamic website with blogger,but it will require lot of effort. But more importantly,Blogger do not require heavy coding knowledge. With just html and css you can make decent website and if in any case error occurs , you can solve some coding related issue by yourself. But in wordpress,It will require more than those two language. It is better to go from easy platform to hard then directly jump to hard platform.
Now these will clear almost all questions you have in your mind about creating website(hopefully). I put the basics but there are still plenty of things to say,but you will get it along the way.
Computer Software Development:
Software is as important as hardware in any computer. Software development is one of the popular job available for any age group. Software developing includes creating and developing of software for computer or any other devices.Software comes first before anything else. So you want to create website or app for phones or anything else, it will all require some tools for the job. Those tools are the software and frameworks needed for any work. No matter how much technology developed, it will be depended on computer.
Now wait a minute.Games are nothing but one kind of software so then why different section for game development? The reason is games are on a different level than any software. Games include both designing and coding. Even if you know how to code,without good characters and environment design, you can not build a good game. Of course,game designing also require coding, but also many other additional things like audio,video,effects,animations etc etc. But I will only stick to coding.