How To Become A Programmer in 5 Simple Days

Programming God
3 min readJun 29, 2021
Software is eating the world.

In this article, you’ll learn just how to become a proficient programmer in as little at 5 days. Just follow along with this simple guide to find out.

Day 1: There is no perfect way to learn

Some will say, watch YouTube tutorials. Others might say, read those books. Someone else may say, read blogs on that website.

I say, there is no perfect way to learn. Whatever anyone recommends, check it out. If you like it, continue. If you don’t like it, Google it or search on YouTube or any mobile app store and find other ways to learn. Once you have tried out multiple ways for a few weeks, you will find out your own way to learn. So, don’t try to fit hard on other’s way, instead, build your own way to learn. That way, you will learn better!

Day 2: Don’t listen to most of the people

Everyone will have a different opinion. Some people will try to discourage you. Don’t get frustrated or demotivated with that. Instead, take the positive advice, trash the negative one and move forward. Keep doing what you should do. Keep learning. Keep trying. I know you can do it. So, let’s do it.

Day 3: Select a programming language, but don’t stick to it

In my journey, I started with PHP. After a few weeks, a friend of mine convinced me to switch to Java. Then, a teacher told to learn C#. After using C# in my first job for six months, I switched to Javascript. I used Javascript for 6 years, and then, last year I moved to Python.

Day 4: Your plan and timeline will not work

It doesn’t matter how robust your plan is, it will not work. Things will not get done according to your plan. So, don’t get frustrated. Just make sure that you are learning something new every day. Invest at least 2 to 4 hours every day. So, don’t go for plan, go for persuasion, patience and punctuality. If you can do it, no one can stop you.

Day 5: Don’t just read or watch. Try it. Code it

Just reading blogs or books and watching video tutorials will not make you a programmer. Watching Karate movies, will not make you Jackie Chan. Instead, you have to practice. If you can’t install a code editor in your computer, search online code editor and use that.

If you get all this right, you’re ready to start coding!

Don’t try to change the world or make a billion-dollar company with your code in a short span of time. Nobody could. Just practice coding with 5 lines, or 10–20 lines. Build a calculator or a simple tic-tac-toe game (Bill Gates started with that!). Or, just try reversing string, joining arrays, finding elements, and code them again and again to become good at it!

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Programming God

I love to help people learn software in a sustainable way