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I don't know. Everywhere I go i hear people learning programming and things like that. Is it really necessary when i can find people who have more knowledge and creativity. Shouln't I spend my time learning something more valuable. People are learning programming everywhere so there must be huge competition. Should I even bother if I have no problem to solve in front of me, and even if I had, I can just have other people to do it for me?
 

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I'm surprised everywhere you go you hear people are learning programming.

I doubt even 1% of people in the UK have learned programming.

Obviously if you wanted to have an IT company you would probably know some or if you wanted to be a programmer but otherwise why bother?

If you wanted to be a taxi driver you would not bother building your own car would you?

Dan
 

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I don't know. Everywhere I go i hear people learning programming and things like that. Is it really necessary when i can find people who have more knowledge and creativity. Shouln't I spend my time learning something more valuable. People are learning programming everywhere so there must be huge competition. Should I even bother if I have no problem to solve in front of me, and even if I had, I can just have other people to do it for me?
Hey I was thinking the same. It is just your head talking. There is a lot of ways you can become successful. Be creative, solve problems, search for quality and if you can't solve them yourself find people and encourage them to help you.

At the START you don't even need that much understanding of the niche you want to work in, just go where the mind takes you and you will start to learn while searching for a specific answer.

I made a similar thread Check it out :)

I don't like coding but I never said that I wouldn't like to run a software company down the road
 

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I don't know. Everywhere I go i hear people learning programming and things like that. Is it really necessary when i can find people who have more knowledge and creativity. Shouln't I spend my time learning something more valuable. People are learning programming everywhere so there must be huge competition. Should I even bother if I have no problem to solve in front of me, and even if I had, I can just have other people to do it for me?
Same reason why you cant be tone deaf if you want to be a music producer.
... why you cant run a restaurant if you dont know anything about cooking.
You need to know at least some things in the niche you are trying to succeed.

Domain experience is important.
Without it, you take what is already difficult(business) and make it 10 times harder, 99% chance to fail.
 

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I'm surprised everywhere you go you hear people are learning programming.

I doubt even 1% of people in the UK have learned programming.

Obviously if you wanted to have an IT company you would probably know some or if you wanted to be a programmer but otherwise why bother?

If you wanted to be a taxi driver you would not bother building your own car would you?

Dan
There must be three ways I can earn income from programming skills:
1) Working as a freelancer
2) JOB
3)Creating an app or website for your own business.

1 and 2 are definite NO because it is limited by time and it's the Slow lane.
For 3. I need to have a plan execute and can I hire people for me. Which not only saves my time,
I can learn other things that I am interested in. What I'm trying to say is that even if I were to learn to program, it would be on a problem-by-problem basis. Programming as a career is just part of the slowlane.
 
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There must be three ways I can earn income from programming skills:
1) Working as a freelancer
2) JOB
3)Creating an app or website for your own business.

1 and 2 are definite NO because it is limited by time and it's the Slow lane.
For 3. I need to have a plan execute and can I hire people for me. Which not only saves my time,
I can learn other things that I am interested in. What I'm trying to say is that even if I were to learn to program, it would be on a problem-by-problem basis. Programming as a career is just part of the slowlane.
Since you are not a programmer, how would you know?
 

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Is it really necessary when i can find people who have more knowledge and creativity.
What I can say is that there is a desperate need for good and experienced programmers in Germany. Digitization has only just begun. So the industry will continue to offer good opportunities for a lucrative job in the future. But the important question first is what you want. If you "only" want to do an online business, e.g. on the topic of clothing , then the time is perhaps better invested in this area than in programming.
 

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I'm around 20 years in the industry, and this is my point of view of how I run things...

I outsource anything that's beyond my capabilities, it's faster and more reliable.

However, I'm skilled enough to read/understand the code and make quick changes. This is the key for me, rather than back and forth between client, manager and dev team, it's important to be able to make changes yourself.

I took a back seat from coding a long time ago, my skills were not the strongest. Over the summer a dev let me down with a custom Shopify App for a client. I jumped in the deep end and learned over the weekend.

Getting back into it has helped me greatly understand how to tackle problems from a programming perspective, and how I can deliver a solution to clients.

Can you wing it by not knowing? Sure, but it's a huge advantage to understand what's going on.

If you've any free time, try to create some side hustles that involve the need to program. Tackling a project is the easiest way to learn. Currently in the process of building my own Web App to schedule/ manage my work/life.
 

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