Why I learnt to code and what it has given me
I learnt to code as a hobby, as something to do that was not just watching Netflix after I realised I was spending more than half of my free time watching videos.
In two years I’ve gone from that mainly design linked understanding to having a working knowledge of C# and Swift. I’ve also started learning Python as part of gaining a better insight into big data and AI.
I’ve built games and apps that I’ve released for iOS that have so far had more than 12,000 downloads and other apps that I use on my Mac for myself on a daily basis.
I’ve started building games, along with my teenage son that will eventually form part of a new web and mobile gaming platform called Ego Games that we’re doing as a joint hobby project.
It has also made me more aware of what the technology I use is doing and how it’s doing it.
I’d recommend learning to code to anyone as it’s a great fun hobby with real world applications.
I used a combination of books such as Hacking with Swift, Udemy courses, Youtube Channels and just jumping in and playing about to see what I can achieve.