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Age limit?

is there an age limit to learning php? I am interested in learning php but a few of my friends told me I am too young. I am 16 years old.

10th May 2017, 10:39 PM
rivkah - avatar
32 Answers
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I'm 15 and I'm learning PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and many more. Age is just a random number when it comes to learning and programming.
22nd May 2017, 1:32 PM
Scarce - avatar
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Programmers don't age. They can re-initialize themselves.
11th May 2017, 12:19 AM
Hatsy Rei
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ha! never too young. never too old!
10th May 2017, 10:43 PM
jay - avatar
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teenager (13 - 19) is the optimum age to start programming, because it is good to exercise logic that will benefit your study.
11th May 2017, 12:34 AM
Agus Mei
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Mark Zuckerberg became a programmer when he was only 12 years old and by reading the book "C++ for dummies" and later getting a tutor 😊 so yeah, go for it!
11th May 2017, 12:53 AM
Pao - avatar
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11th May 2017, 12:28 AM
β€Žβ€β€Žβ€β€ŽJoe - avatar
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I started when I was 10 and now I am 13
11th May 2017, 12:37 AM
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@rivkah There is not age limit. You can learn as much coding as you want!
10th May 2017, 10:52 PM
Manual - avatar
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So...you're learning some computer science. From "What Do You Care What Other People Think" (Richard Feynman) *: "The only way to have real success in science...is to describe the evidence very carefully without regard to the way you feel it should be. If you have a theory, you must try to explain what’s good and what’s bad about it equally. In science, you learn a kind of standard integrity and honesty." People regularly give advice based on feelings over facts (and not always in your best interest, if they're sparing their own fear of your possible disappointment). But this is your experience and obviously the advice hasn't kept you from asking (thinking) for yourself. If it doesn't work for you, you can get more information...try another language, ask a career counselor (do you want one who sells you brave, or safe?) someone with industry experience, or look at what's happening at your age. This organization works with girls 6th grade and up: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_Who_Code https://girlswhocode.com I tend to assume people can adapt--it doesn't have to be a perfect fit (and SoloLearn has some choices)--so of the "what do YOU want to do" strategies there's also this approach: Try something, see how it goes...regroup, and ask again. * https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman#What_Do_You_Care_What_Other_People_Think.3F_.281988.29 (edited text slightly after 2 votes)
11th May 2017, 12:54 AM
Kirk Schafer
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thank you at least someone believes in meπŸ˜₯
10th May 2017, 10:44 PM
rivkah - avatar
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I started learning 8-9 yrs old.....not too old XD
11th May 2017, 6:00 AM
Krieg7 - avatar
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thank you everyone. all your answers made me smile. thank you so much😁
11th May 2017, 7:47 AM
rivkah - avatar
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No age limits. The only limitations that matter are the ones you place on yourself or have forced upon you by others in a position of power or authority. I could have been learning calculus, foreign languages, music composition AND programming at age 3 back in the 1970s, but adults, schools, and the generally unintelligent masses make the assumption and the choice that I could not, and so I was never even given access or encouragement. Society further reinforces negative stereotypes about people with physical disabilities (more severe than race or gender or age discrimination) and makes additional assumptions about capabilities and places arbitrary restrictions on what they will allow you to be exposed to. If you have enough interest and intelligence and curiosity, then waste no time and teach yourself. Ignore everything else people say about why you should not learn. Life is too short and precious to waste on people who lack faith, hope, imagination, courage, intelligence, vision, curiosity and wonder. Listen only to people who want to help, to teach, to offer volunteer or paid work experience, and who speak to you as a valued peer rather than anything less.
11th May 2017, 8:34 AM
Leif W
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Coding = Love = No age limit! :)
12th May 2017, 1:15 PM
G P - avatar
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If you have love for coding, you can learn it at any age...πŸ‘βœŒ
11th May 2017, 4:42 AM
Yash Chaudhari
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I started learning at Khan Academy then i found out about SoloLearn. Actually i stopped learning at Khan Academy cause i was only limited to a mobile connection. And Khan Academy was teaching JavaScript
11th May 2017, 6:07 AM
Krieg7 - avatar
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I wish I started to learn code at the age 8. I started it at 13 all by curiosity. now im 17.. it really help us to think logically.. writing code is fun πŸ’™
11th May 2017, 6:10 AM
Abdullah Mallik @mdn522
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Hahahha XD i think i started to code at 7-9 yrs old
11th May 2017, 6:11 AM
Krieg7 - avatar
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I dont really remember. Its in between those ages
11th May 2017, 6:11 AM
Krieg7 - avatar
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no age limit computer programming
15th May 2017, 7:52 PM
Nicodemus Ngufuli
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