Which is more critical, Problem Solving or Programming Language Knowledge?


So why is Knowledge about programming languages important?

Every programming language has its own set of advantages.

  • Programming is vital in terms of productivity. One can get an ample amount of money if they know the programming language very well.
  • Once someone understands the syntax of programming, it has become elementary to understand. Programming is fun if one has an interest in it.
  • One can showcase their work with the help of programming languages.
  • One can develop excellent, interactive website applications using a programming language. One can successfully augment the company processes with the help of the programming language.
  • One can get a chance to learn and develop new things and generate profitable outcomes.
  • It enables programmers to edit and create a variety of content. With time, one can improve their programming skills.
  • Object-oriented languages offer a clear modular structure. This helps in defining abstract data types and modifying existing code. It provides an excellent framework. It quickly adopts software components and offers an excellent graphical user interface.

I know a lot of programming languages.

You have a leg, but you don’t know how to walk. You know many different languages, but you don’t know how to use them. So Problem solving skills are also necessary.

1. Improve your learning method

Learning is an art, and this art is a quality in some from birth while the rest of the population earns it. As a programmer, you might feel overwhelmed by similar problem-solving tasks. Therefore, it is necessary to include entertaining techniques to learn effectively like flashcards, online quizzes, algorithmic puzzles, designing creative apps, etc. Always give yourself time to remember the concept rather than just referring to notes. Enjoy coding, or you will feel burdened by the concepts.

2. Gain fluency in debugging

Debugging is an integral part of programming. When a programmer compromises basic concepts of debugging, they waste precious time and effort searching for bugs. This is why debugging techniques, including divide and conquer and proper usage of logs and debuggers should be crystal-clear in your head.

3. Read other developer’s code

Before considering yourself a master already, see how a master creates a code. In simple words, browse through GitHub repositories, learn how other developers have written their code, and make your judgment on how to add quality to the code. This is how one can master coding.

4. Write readable code

As stated by Martin Fowler, “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand”. A good programmer should write code that is readable and understandable as -

5. Work on projects

Search for an app to build, learn how to get started, and work on it. I am not asking you to add quality, but challenge yourself and see how bonded you are with coding concepts. You will be able to judge your weak points and get a chance to improve.

6. Master one tech stack

Learning every other tool, framework, and programming language is suitable for professionals who have just begun their careers. However, once you have gained familiarity with almost all professional tools, it is recommended to pick one technology stack and master it. Proficient professionals can attract excellent and startling opportunities.

7. Have curiosity

Your curiosity to learn more and more may get you hired. A good recruiter hires candidates who can contribute to the company’s long-term growth rather than the one who only plans to use the known skills.




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