Should I Bother Learning To Code?

Should I Bother Learning To Code?

…Yes, you absolutely should. This week’s post is one we at StatenWeb feel real goes without saying, but we will anyway. We want to hit home the importance of learning to code and not just for die-hard developers. Coding is becoming ever more important these days, think about if you do not have a website you are not even remotely credible. You need to have a “face” on the web or you are irrelevant. We believe that in a few years programming will be a core subject taught in schools alongside math, social studies and english; to be completely fair it already should be. Computer literacy is crucial in every professional position you will encounter in your life from this point forward and learning to code can give you an edge.

It all starts with some HTML (hypertext markup language) which is simple static markup, in most cases you will never learn HTML in isolation. It usually goes hand in hand with a language that allows you to alter the way those static elements look and that language is CSS(cascading style sheets). These are  the “gateway” languages for many people that do not have a Comp Sci degree and alone can be used for some fairly practical things like building a static site or an HTML email.  In reality learning those two languages will give you some very useful skills, but to really develop you need to dive deeper into backend technologies. There are more programming languages out there than you could imagine so if you get serious about coding you’ll have to do some homework before deciding which is right for you.