How to Start Coding (Python)

Coding is perhaps the most important skill to know in the modern world. If you spend half of your day on your computer or phone, then at least know how it works and functions. It’s important to learn to code.

Part 1: Getting Interested in Coding.

This step probably sounds quite dumb, considering I’ve just explained why coding is crucial for life, yet there isn’t really a purpose of coding if you don’t have any interest in it. Coding is a creative activity, so if you can’t brainstorm or think of a good idea, then no matter how much you understand the code, you won’t be able to create something yourself.

How do I get into coding?

There are many ways to do it. I got into coding after the pandemic. I had set up a simple dashboard with links to different sources containing information about Covid’s spread. Yet I wanted to do something more with the data, and Google Sheets had too many limits, which is why I got into Python Programming.

Step 2: Understanding the concepts of coding.

There are many different blocks of coding that come together to create code, and to understand these blocks of code, there are many methods, the most popular being scratch. Scratch is an extremely user-friendly programming language that explains itself extremely well. It provides a good foundation for loops, variables, and functions.

Step 3: Learning a language:

The next step on your coding journey is learning a coding language. There are literally thousands of coding languages, but the most popular of these languages is Python. This site has many reasons why to use Python. The best place to learn to code is, since it’s in browser and you don’t need to download anything to program.

Step 4: Upgrading your IDE

There will come a time when Replit isn’t sufficient for your code. When this time comes, switch to a different IDE. They include Pycharm, Anaconda Distribution, Visual Studio Code, and Eclipse.