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Why everyone should learn to code… before it’s too late [Infographic]

Ever think you should probably expand your skills and learn another language? While learning to speak Japanese, French or Spanish would be a great achievement, there could actually be a few other languages you should consider — like JavaScript, Python or Ruby. And you should probably get started… right now.

In a world where the number of developer jobs is growing fast and free online resources like Codeacademy are flourishing, it’s hard to deny the value in knowing how to code. Shereef Bishay, founder of Developer Boot Camp, is teaching people how to program and running a startup that profits off commission from his graduates’ job offers. He thinks there is a misconception that only super-intelligent wizzkids can master a programming language. “I think everybody should learn to code,” he says. “It is the new literacy. Software is eating the whole world and in 10 or 20 years, if you don’t know how to program it [will be] like 50 years ago not knowing how to read and write. People need to do this.”

The demand for developers suggests there is a definite need for people who can build apps and websites — particularly for mobile. For example, Freelancer.com recently saw definite increases in the number of job postings for iOS, Android, HTML5, JQuery and iPad-related positions. And, as this infographic suggests, knowing how to code is going to become an even more important skill in the future.

Programming Infographic

Author | Lauren Granger

Lauren Granger
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialise in... More
  • http://www.facebook.com/suzanne.morton.980 Suzanne Morton

    http://www.coursera.org is also offering free coding courses – Python beginners is now on:)

  • http://twitter.com/lachygroom Lachy Groom

    Thanks for the mention of http://devbootcamp.com/! Happy to answer any questions you have.

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  • Kazie

    What time is going to be released for ps3 in south africa

  • Kazie

    What time is it coming out in south africa for ps3

  • Josh Calcutt

    when is fifa 15 demo coming out on ps4 uk time

  • ashlyjv

    Thought we (South Africa) follow the EU PlayStation Store?? Every time the EU PS Plus updates, we usually get the updates as well? I think it should be on the store by the evening, surely!

  • Walcott

    It’s available

  • http://www.gearburn.com/ Steven Norris
  • Luis

    Wow that sucks it’s not available for the PS4 in the USA…

  • Mk333

    Downloaded it from japanese psn and there is no english menu. Downloading from UK psn now…