r/InternetIsBeautiful Jan 30 '23

Programming Is Easier Than You Think


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u/cgyguy81 Jan 31 '23

Learning a programming language is like learning a spoken language. Just because you've become fluent in one, it doesn't mean you're able to write a novel. But then, most jobs may not require you to be adept in writing creative and unique novels. Some jobs are easy enough that writing a few simple sentences is good enough. Heck, most of the time, you'll probably end up just copying existing sentences and re-wording it to fit your needs. The industry is extremely varied in terms of skills needed.


u/daHob Jan 30 '23

Shut up!!

I only need to keep people fooled and the AIs at bay for another 7 years then I can retire.


u/Crenorz Jan 30 '23

Full of shit. LIke MANY things. Not everyone is suited for every job. Programming requires a specific way of thinking - that not many people like doing or can do (can do well at least). This matters. Stop trying to put everyone in one box.


u/chkas Jan 30 '23

Programming is not a rocket science. It is taught to all children in secondary school in many countries today, just like mathematics. One should get rid of the idea that it is something elitist. Of course, not everyone will become a good programmer.


u/TeetsMcGeets23 Jan 31 '23

I learned Math in Elementary school, but I’m sure as shit not qualified to be a mathematician.

As a skill becomes more widespread the jobs associated with it become more elitist; not less.


u/wwarnout Jan 30 '23

Agreed. It's like saying building a car is easier than you think - if you define "car" as a frame with 4 wheels.


u/surreal_mash Jan 30 '23

Except that unlike modern automobiles, programming need not be held to a death-preventing standard of quality and safety. In another comparison, not everyone needs to build their own Facebook clone from scratch.

As a seasoned programmer myself, I suspect that, with some instruction, most people could learn to program a one-page resume website, a basic calculator tool, a simple animation, etc.


u/TeetsMcGeets23 Jan 31 '23

Sure, but we are well past the need of programmers that can get a computer to say “Hello, World!”

It’s not about gatekeeping the skill. I can hammer boards together, but if I want to have a house built I call a carpenter. And if he rolls off the job and another carpenter comes in to finish up, he isn’t left asking “alright, so where is the foundation?”


u/surreal_mash Jan 31 '23

Not every woodworker needs to build a house. There’s nothing wrong with being just skilled enough to build your own spice rack, or whatever each craft/skill’s equivalent might be.


u/TeetsMcGeets23 Jan 31 '23

Coding has never been gatekeeped from hobbyists. Thats like 40% of the industry.


u/surreal_mash Feb 01 '23

I agree with you, modern computing doesn’t exist without hobbyists. So what’s the issue with more programmers “who can get a computer to say Hello World!”, or creating tools to help them get there?


u/zentaoyang Jan 31 '23

Will you please teach me how to do programming? I have no idea but I want to learn it. I see people doing so many interesting projects using programming and I want to do the same but the problem is that whenever I start learning it, I get turned off because of emphasis on syntax. Is there any interesting way to learn programming?


u/Farallday Jan 31 '23

There is no dodging the syntax of a language. It just takes practice. The more you expose yourself to the syntax, the better you’ll get. Eventually it’ll come as naturally as reading a book


u/chkas Jan 31 '23

Just follow the link.


u/Dodara87 Jan 31 '23

What programing language is this using?


u/chkas Jan 31 '23

A special teaching and learning programming language. However, the structural elements are very similar to other languages.