Yes, we live in a digital world. Yes, we use technology made by code more often than we use basic human necessities. Yes, our lives would be severely impacted if we didn’t have the power of coding around us. But, in spite of all that coding can make possible, why do we cringe at the prospect of learning coding? Why do we have this perception of a coder being a geek glued to his computer, wearing hoodies and flip-flops, while being completely receptive to everything in the outside world? Why do we, despite its great importance in today’s world, fail to get enthusiastic about learning coding?
Everything that we work on, ranging from everything that we see to things that we use, are someway interconnected with the usage of code. Furthermore, coding isn’t just limited to the cryptic idea of hacking into some servers or other computers and gaining access to data. Coding is creative and is much like an art with limitless possibilities. Some of the greatest and most creative ideas are results of coders using their creativity to offer services which help add convenience to our lives. Creative web designs, interactive software interfaces and other digital platforms are some of the things that are made possible by the power of coding.
So, all in all, coding doesn’t stifle creativity, it promotes it. We need to acknowledge the fact that we live in a digital age, which is only going to get even more dependent on technology and digitally connected as years pass by. And, with the ascension of technology to the top of the pile, when it comes to human interaction, coding is going to become a hallmark of digital literacy. Therefore, it goes without saying that coding will become just as important as writing or even learning English. Understandably, it is high time that we start breaking the code of our mind when it comes to learning coding.