You can train to become an employable programmer at a formal coding school such as a MOOC, a programming boot camp, a course platform, an accelerated coding academy, or a two- or four-year college. Or, you can train entirely on your own—better know as self-taught or self-educated, an option that has always been popular for years, especially before web programming became as complex as computer science and requires dedicated study.
Since a self-educated programmer has access to the same kinds of high-quality programming courses as students attending expensive coding schools and universities do, a self-educated engineer can be just as qualified, skilled, and knowledgeable as any graduate from the best coding schools or universities.
But although exceedingly inexpensive and even free, liberating and even self-empowering, and ideal for autonomy and even for anonymity, self-education has its own disadvantages and peculiarities. And these negatives can both prevent a student from ever becoming a programmer or left them inadequately prepared for real-world programming jobs, even after many months or years of self-education.
Let’s find out how best to navigate the treacherous yet highly rewarding self-education path to a programming job, something I myself have done after I graduated from college
Should You Learn to Code on Your Own to Become an Employable Programmer?
You should learn to code on your own only if you are well cognitively fearless and have a strong problem-solving inclination (you know if you do) and other important considerations,