Experienced programmers fondly remember their first programs. They remember typing a few statements and seeing the computer do something pretty cool. That is all it took to get them hooked on the wonderful world of programming.
You can start your programming journey right now. Open a text editor and enter these simple lines of text:
Save this text file with the name test.html and close it. Now double-click the file and you will see the words "Hello World!" Congratulations! You just created your first web page. You made the computer do something cool with a very simple program.
This is just the tip of the programming iceberg. Computer programs can do so much more. It is all there for you to discover. And this is a good time to learn programming. There will be around 1.4 million computer jobs in the United States by 2020 and only 400,000 computer science majors in college. Programmers will be in high demand for years to come.
Discover programming. It will fascinate you, and the future looks bright for computer programmers.
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