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Couple of personal dillemas

As the end of the year is getting closer and closer, new years resolution comes to mind. I think my resolution for year 2018. is to get into coding and start making money out of it. But when I start thinling about it, my personal dillemas and insecurities kick in. First, I can't decide between Java or JavaScript. I should mention that I have no previous experience with any of the programming languages. Second, I'm 31 year old civil engineer, and I'm affraid that I'm old for stuff like coding. Any advices?

17th Dec 2017, 3:06 PM
kazamat
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I am a civil engineer too bro and 24 years old. There is no age for coding you just have to be consistent and work hard. And regarding java or JavaScript first let me tell you both have no connection with each other. Since you want to earn money you have to make up your mind, you do want to earn by making a website or making an app(android or ios). That will determine the language you need to target. If you want be in the app world then there is no need to touch JavaScript. For android you need to learn basic java and jump into android programming and for ios you need to learn swift. If you want website to be the source of income then you need to start with HTML then move to CSS and JavaScript. Decide your project and choose your language.
17th Dec 2017, 3:23 PM
Peerzada Burhan
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Bear in mind: Java is not similar at all with JavaScript. One is used for creating dynamic web pages (JavaScript) and the other for Object Oriented programming. If you want to learn JavaScript learn HTML and CSS first. No you arent too old to learn to code.
17th Dec 2017, 3:09 PM
Ice
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Why don't you try some of the courses, and see for yourself what you like?
17th Dec 2017, 3:59 PM
Paul
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Thank you guys for your advices. I'm aware that Java and JavaScript are different languages used for very different purposes. The problem is that I'm total noob for this kind of stuff and I'm not sure what kind of jobs there are and what I would like to do in the future, so Paul Jacobs' advice that I should try few different courses and then decide what I like, makes the most sense at this time. I'll try that way. Only thing that I posses at this moment is analytical thinking built through civil engineering college, and I hope that is enough to start practicing some of these courses. I hope it will turn into something useful. :) Thanks once again.
17th Dec 2017, 6:43 PM
kazamat