5 beginner mistakes you should avoid when learning programming

5 beginner mistakes you should avoid when learning programming

August 16, 2022

Trying to Learn Multiple Languages at Once

One of the worst errors you can make when learning to code is switching between languages. Even though it is certainly possible and many might even advise it, learning many languages can be very tedious and challenging. It is also advisable to learn and master one language first and you can branch it out from there, if you learn multiple languages at the same time, it will make you unmotivated as the load are heavier with multiple languages. Take it slow and there you go!

Coding Without Planning

Not every tiny element needs to be perfect. Be adaptable because your initial thoughts could change. Having a clear, high-level understanding of how your programme will operate is crucial. This will not only save you time but also allow you the freedom to investigate and evaluate other alternatives and scenarios. Planning also make everything go smoothly, you don't like it? Change it. It is not suitable? Amend it. Do not rush in your work, plan it and execute it.

Not Writing Clean Code

You must ensure that the code you write is of high quality and that it functions correctly. This encompasses anything from appropriately formatting your code to using relevant variable names and occasionally adding comments to ensure that the code still makes sense when you go back to it. This is why in Telebort we emphasise on mastering the programming foundation first, when you are venturing into the depth of coding, it will be easier to for you to code.

Not Writing Reusable Code

Writing and utilising reusable code is essential to efficient development. You'll need to write less frequently if you can reuse more information. However, designing reusable code might be challenging for novice programmers to comprehend. You will become a master in this skill when you okay with writing a clean code and by having reusable code, you can just save a lot of time!

Duplicating Someone Else’s Code Instead of Figuring Out What’s Wrong With Yours

Don't abandon your code when it stops working until you have determined why it isn't producing the desired results. After all, learning involves more than just discovering solutions that work—it also involves recognising those that don't and understanding why. For these problems and errors you will learn on how to debug or solve the error, do not give up so easily, work on you code, it will be worth later on.

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