What It’s used for
In the modern world, with some exceptions we expect most people to be computer literate and meet a certain degree of proficiency in a working environment. Before it was excel, when I was applying for jobs as a young man, being able to prove my Word and Excel skills was a given. Imagine having to learn how to use a VLOOKUP to get a job.
These days for those who want to work in any office type position I think a level of understanding code gives you a great advantage. All companies are online now so understanding how things work in that respect should be paramount for people. Coding isn’t just for developers now.
Isn’t it complicated?#
Nope. Sure to be a great developer requires time, dedication and skill. But to be able to understand generally how things work is far from hard. Let’s say we work for a company that sells things online. Wouldn’t having a basic understanding of how your front end and back end systems talk to each other be useful? I don’t mean be able to write code to make changes or customise things but just being able to grasp the basic concepts.
What languages are easiest?#
Pick up Python. Biased as it’s what I use! But it’s simple, powerful and very easy to read.