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Object orientation lets you deal with complexity by describing an “object” and then giving it actions. Then you can recall the actions for new objects throughout programming.
For example, check out this video clip from a Flatiron School instructor.
You can add other elements that help potential clients connect with your business such as interactive maps, show-hide elements with a button click, and more.
Think about Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. All of these sites allow you to interact by uploading information and content. And then the site continually updates the news feed as you continue to scroll down the site.
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And more, of course.
1. Go to college
Some employers may prefer that you have a four-year degree in a related field, if you are applying for coding or developer jobs.
College takes two to four years depending on the level of degree you’re pursuing.
The average university tuition is around $20,000 per year (depending on if you select in-state, out-of-state, or private university), before room and board.
Most college degrees require you to spend a considerable amount of time in what is called “core curriculum” classes, so your path to learning coding languages is quite delayed.
College courses may not be aligned to current industry trends.
2. Enroll in a coding bootcamp
Pros of a coding bootcamp:
Bootcamp is less expensive, and the average total cost is typically under $18,000.
A bootcamp curriculum can be more agile and responsive to current industry trends and demand.
Cons of a coding bootcamp:
These programs are intensive and immersive so you should plan to set aside several hours per week, depending on the type of program that you choose.
Some employers might prefer you have a full software engineering-adjacent degree
2. Start with a free online tutorial
Workshops and tutorials like these are also great ways to better understand if a career in code is right for you.
If you already know a little bit of coding and are confident that you want to pursue a new software engineering career, then you should consider a coding bootcamp.
A coding bootcamp is an intensive, immersive program where you can learn programming from instructors and build a job-ready portfolio. It does require a financial investment, but you can finish the program in as little as 15 weeks.