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Your First Year in Code

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Starting a career in programming can be intimidating. Whether you're switching careers, joining a bootcamp, starting a C.S. degree, or learning on your own, Your First Year in Code can help, with practical advice on topics like code reviews, resume writing, fitting in, ethics, and finding your dream job.
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Published July 22nd 2019 by Leanpub
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Manuel Antão
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. = (strcpy, "Manuel Augusto Antão"): "Your First Year in Code" by Isaac Lyman

Newbie: "But how do computers understand the code inputed into them? How were they made to understand the code?"
Me: "they don't. it is the compiler's job to do that and turn it into an array of 1s and 0s called Machine Code. The computer's job is to execute the Machine Code."
Newbie: "So, how does the compiler know how to translate text into binary?"
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not a developer, I'm more into design, but I am looking to improve my skills in Html/CSS. I stumbled upon this book and I loved it! It is simple, packed with tips but easily understandable for those like me who know next to nothing about programming.

There are sections about history, about code conventions, about what to study and what not to, about looking for a job in development etc. It is not a very long book but it's better like this, too long would have been too many information while
Md. Jamal Uddin
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: computer-science
We all write codes. because we are programmers/coders/developers/software engineers. we have a dream to change the world through our special codes or applications. we all wanted to be better / seniors / whatever you wanted. but we fall into imposter syndrome in our first year of code life. we feel the anxiety for some reason and can not produce good code and the final result is our product can not see the face of the sun. we have to overcome those situations but we do not know how can we ...more
Adrian Skar
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: web
"Programs must be written for people to read and only incidentally for machines to execute."

Very welcoming guide into coding with several perspectives from different authors that helps you understand and get a first view of the whole field without being too specific. Chapters are independent and let you focus on what you wan't or need to know without having to follow any fixed path.

Very helpful.
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: technology
What a terrific resource for folks either thinking about getting into tech or who are newly working in the field. If you are an engineer or work with engineers, this book gives you an understanding of what you need to be successful and happy in your chosen field.
Doug Jenkinson
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wish I had this book when I first started coding. Full of stories, some history, and some career advice.
I wish I had this book when I first became a leader - to help remind me what my peers and team members were thinking when they started.
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, coding, non-fiction
A very good book about learning to code. A great ressource I wish I could have had six months ago when I began my coding journey.
Viet Duc
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: career
I wish I had this book back when I first started learning to code. The book title says it all. For new programmers having their first year in code, I strongly recommend this book.
Sope Williamson
This can be really helpful for those who want to start learning how to code.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Terrific book filled with tips and real life experiences shared by multiple writers. A must read for anyone interested in programming, starting with it or in their junior years.
Q. D.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: computer-science
This is a helpful read, both for understanding what to expect in the first year and how to optimize it. Code is just a tool for implementing algorithms that solve user problems. Consequently, code is best used in the social context of communicating with those we work for. We should work together as a team to understand various demands and desires and translate them into a coherent idea and 'application' everyone understands, including the computer.
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nice quick read with some helpful advice and references.
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