The Universal Second Language: Why Everyone Should Learn Coding

The Universal Second Language: Why Everyone Should Learn Coding


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A couple of years ago, when someone asked why he or she should learn programming, the answer was simple: To get a good job with a high salary.


During the 21st century, coding has become a core job skill. Computer skills are now essential, even if you’ve already got a non-technical job.


In this post, we’d like to share just a few reasons to consider taking a few minutes of your time to explore the positive effects knowing how to code can have on your career - and on your life outside of work, as well.


Gaining programming and coding skills will qualify you for dozens of new job opportunities, but besides that, it will enable you to…

获得编程和写代码的能力将会使你有资格获得更多工作机会但除此之外,它还会让你…… ######…Improve Problem-Solving Skills #####…提升你解决问题的能力

Even if you never become a professional software developer, you will benefit from knowing how to consider questions or issues as a coder would. You’ll have the ability to understand and master technologies of all sorts and solve problems in almost any discipline.


######…Change Your Way of Thinking #####…改变你思考的方式

Steve Jobs once said, “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”

Programming is a component of computer science, which helps in the development of critical thinking skills. Having such skills is extremely useful when the need for processing and presenting information and thinking analytically arises. 乔布斯曾经说过,”在这个国家,每个人都应该学习如何去编程,因为它教会你如何去思考”。 编程是计算机科学的一部分,它有助于锻炼缜密的思维能力。 有这样的技能是非常有用的尤其是当处理和展示信息与具有分析性地思考(逻辑思考)的需求产生的时候。

######…Create or Change Things #####…创造和改变事物 The act of programming almost feels like you’re “acting God-like”! In other words, you’re creating your own world, complete with all of the features you want. You can turn the blank text file into a working program, with nothing to limit you but your imagination. Doesn’t that sound completely amazing?


It’s also great fun to see someone using your creation. Your ability to improve your life and the lives of your friends and family is limited only by your ideas once you can take full control of your computer.


######…Stay Competitive

#####…保持竞争力 Whether you want to give your career a boost, or you just think it’s important to keep pace with the rest of the world, learning to code has never been more important or more accessible.


Today’s world is full of web services, and being familiar with computer science will help you stay competitive in the fast-growing digital economy.


Programming hasn’t grown this popular “just because”. There is a growing realization that knowing how to program is essential for everyone, and especially for the younger generation.


Early in 2015, President Obama asserted that making computer programming education a requirement in the public schools makes sense, and went on to further endorse the idea:


Learning computer skills will change the way we do just about everything. Don’t just buy a new video game, make one. Don’t just download the latest app, help design it. No one is born a computer scientist, but with a little hard work, just about anyone can become one. And don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t.


The idea that everyone should learn coding, which is widely regarded as the new universal second language, is not about creating a nation of coders who will create the next Twitter or Facebook. It’s about tapping into everyone’s creativity and developing the invaluable skill of being able to solve problems.

每个人都应该学习编程,它是公认的宇宙里新兴的第二语言,这并不是说,创造一个每个人都会创造出下一个Twitter或者Facebook的编程帝国. 这是在说,每个人的创造力与它培养出具有无可估量的价值的解决问题的技能

Even if you have no plans to become a software engineer, spend a few weeks or months learning to code. It will sharpen your ability to troubleshoot and solve all sorts of problems.


原文地址:The Universal Second Language: Why Everyone Should Learn Coding —From: Sololearn Translated by : Chrisheng

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