Why you want to learn to code or want to become a highly trained software engineer—that is, your goal—matters more than most other decisions you will make about your programming career, and you should therefore identify your goal before you formulate any concrete plans for your programming education.
Your goal is so important as to determine precisely which career path you will choose and which courses from those career paths you will take. It will even determine which type of coding school you should attend, among other important decisions.
In addition, you likely have a purpose for pursuing that goal. Your purpose is a compelling force inside you that is pushing you to become a programmer so that you can accomplish your goal. If you don’t have a purpose, you might not succeed in your programming education and could miss out on realizing your goal(s).
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