7 Myths Holding You Back From The Best Career As A Software Developer! Don’t listen to these lies!

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Coding Myths:

There are a lot of myths out there about software development that are holding people back from becoming software developers. Maybe you think you need to have a specific degree or that you aren’t smart enough.

Maybe you think it’s too hard or that the industry is in a state of decline. In this blog post, we will break through these myths and show you how easy and exciting it can be to become a software developer.

1. You need a specific degree:

I hear this all the time. This might’ve been true, even 10 years ago, but it’s not anymore. You don’t need a specific degree to become a software developer. In fact, many software developers have degrees in fields other than computer science. As an example, the big five tech companies are hiring people without degrees all the time. To be honest, you might get paid maybe 10% lower than a software developer with a degree but that’s just for the initial years. It all evens out eventually and you can apply for any senior level job, and considering you didn’t have to pay $150K for the education in the first place? It’s a great deal. What you do need, is a willingness to learn and a passion for problem-solving. If you have these qualities, you can learn the skills you need to be successful in this field.

2. You need to be a genius to be a software developer:

You don’t need to be a genius to be a software developer. Sure, it helps if you’re naturally gifted in math and logic, or are smart but software development is more about perseverance, determination and problem-solving than it is about being smart. Simply put, you just take the knowledge that you have and apply it towards solving a problem. If you’re willing to put in the hard work, you can learn the skills you need to be successful. Oh, and being good at searching on Google helps.

3. It’s hard to be a developer:

This kind of goes with the last one. Are there any special requirements or is it a matter of not being determined enough? Software development isn’t as hard as you might think. Sure, it can be challenging at times, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. With the right resources and support, you can learn everything you need to know to be successful in this field. Perks also include working good hours and remotely. Did I mention the high demand?

4. You need great Math skills:

Software development does not require great mathematical skills. While it is true that software developers need to understand and work with complex algorithms, they do not need to be able to derive them themselves. In fact, many software developers are self-taught and have no formal education in mathematics.

5. You need to know every Programming Language out there:

You may have heard that software development is all about learning new programming languages. This cannot be farther from the truth. While it’s true that you need to know at least one programming language to get started, there are actually many different languages out there, and each has its unique purpose. There’re a lot of software out there that I don’t know anything about and frankly? Never will.

You don’t need to learn them all at once. Just focus on one language and become proficient in it. Get good at them, stay current on them and that’s it. Once you’ve done that, you can always learn more languages as you need them.

6. You Need Years of Experience:

Another myth about software development is that you need years of experience to be successful. It’s true that developers with experience are in high demand. But how are you going to get experience if you don’t start? The truth is, you don’t need any experience to get started. With the right training, you can begin your software development career without any experience.

In 2009, at the bottom of the economy crash, I, just like a lot of people got laid off and was out of work for exactly 5 days. That’s it. A software developer with an year or two of experience under their belt are like gold and are always in demand.

7. It’s Not Creative:

People often believe that software development is not a creative field. But this simply isn’t true. In fact, software development is a very creative field. Any good code, is a piece of art more than it is, science. There are many ways to be creative in software development, from developing new algorithms to designing user interfaces. If you’re looking for a creative career, software development is a great option.


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Introduction Hi – I am Spencer Thomason, founder of StartupHakk as well as other companies.  I love talking about the fundamentals of being a developer.  I have been a developer