If you want to master the fundamentals of coding and kick start your career, Confident Coding is the book for you. Everyone has a digital life, but too few truly understand how the software that dominates the world actually works. Coding is one of the most in demand skills on the job market and grasping the basics can advance your creative potential and make you stand out from the crowd.
In this context Part One – Why Coding, and Part Four, in particular, ‘Coding and Entrepreneurship’ make a lot of sense. Time and time again, it is more about the overall business strategy, and insights into which problems are worth fixing, in achievable time frames. These are the areas where many people will make their fortunes. For the right audience this book could be very helpful, and the catalyst towards helping them to launch their own businesses.
We then also asked Rob if he thought coding would remain a valuable skill, we know he is naturally an evangelist for it, but even so his answer was interesting. ” Coding is just a way to unambiguously communicate to machines what you want them to do. Knowing how to do that will be an increasing important skill, even if at some point we can convert normal language into code (which I think is still a long way off, if it happens). That writing will still have to be precise, not open to interpretation, and able to achieve complex tasks, so the skills you would learn from this book would be useful, even if the particular language you are using hasn’t been invented yet. The more we rely on computers for everyday tasks the more people can benefit from being able to make machines do their bidding.”
This is probably the book to read on your lunch break while working at the multinational which only values 50% of what you have to offer, while you dream about how you’d like to make a go of it launching your own business!