My journey as a programmer in India

Is this post only for Indians? Not actually but yeah it is more inclined towards them because so is my experience. But still, stay tuned because I can assure it will resonate somewhere with your journey too. This is gonna be long so grabbing a cup of coffee, sit relaxed and start.

It all started with HTML in class 8th when I wanted to create websites. I got this old Toshiba laptop which took around 15 minutes just to boot ( those lovely slow days). I learned the complete computer book’s code but still wanted more and then I took the help of “sololearn” (no promotion) and coded more and more and class over. Class over because my laptop broke down.

I kept learning Java in class 9th and 10th as it was in my school syllabus but I wasn’t too good at it as I just mugged the theory. As my laptop was broken I didn’t stop there, I learned Networking from an app “cybrary.it” and did the course called “COMPTIA A+” from my phone alone. Then by the end of December 2017, my dad gifted me a new hp laptop (8 GB SSD ram and it boots smooth lol). Then I practiced a lot of Java, Data structures and other stuff.

December 2017- the confused new eve

So just because of this, I decided to learn web development. and from here the second part of my journey started.

The not so high school, high school

I started with HTML then one of my Instagram friends got impressed with my codes and gifted his “Udemy” account with tons of courses and I learned ‘CSS’ from them. If you follow me on Instagram and go through the highlight “programming” you can actually see all the development I have done.

Then I started learning Javascript from the book “Eloquent Javascript” , hard but an awesome book. and I entered the third and toughest part of my programming journey.

My 26 hours day

All those sleepless nights, All those hard debugging stages and harsh days. The journey was tough, actually tougher then I know. As soon as I end up learning one thing, I see some other better technology. But I kept learning I then learnt React (by Facebook) for the “MVC” (Media View Control) model.

And finally, I made this website for a local restaurant- https://twobrother-0927.firebaseapp.com/#/ (though they never pay my bad lol).

I remember the day when I downloaded kali Linux and ran it on a virtual machine I didn’t sleep the entire night. Just kept running commands over the terminal ( stupid teenagers ).

Web developer with 83%

Do I doubt my decision? No. It doesn’t matter to me because when I look back now I thank myself for learning the things at the right time. I won’t say, my parents demoralized me, they were the ones who gave me this laptop, But yeah they also told me academics lies before programming. But I was a dumb eager, full of silly ideas kid, roaming around the streets of deep webs, and here it comes, the current stage.

I never stopped learning

I never had enough time, we went through much financial crisis, I lacked resources, but I never stopped. Many days the question in my mind was “Will it matter?”, and now I know the answer “Yes, it does!”.

See I could succeed because this is what was my passion. No matter how hard it is, if you go for your passion, and all-time just for passion, you will definitely achieve success.

Last words

Not only academics many books like the above one helped me a lot in understanding my inner self. If you have a passion start working for it, from TODAY, if you think today you don’t have time, you will not ever have.

I will love to be a part of your programming journey, for feedbacks or any help you can mail me at aashishpeepra.ap@gmail.com. We can code together.

Full-stack Web Developer, Python Developer, Computer geek, Programming Teacher, Writer and what not.