C/C++ is the basics of programming
- Nope! C, C++, Java, Python are all programming languages, you can learn one without knowing another
You have to master all the programming languages
- Learning more than one language might sound cool, but not necessary.
- Focus on a segment rather than a programming language. For eg., Frontend needs HTML, CSS, JS, backend needs Python/Java + Framework
Experienced people know it all
- No one can keep up to the speed of the industry. Everyone is learning and evolving.
You need to be a pro at Math
- Programming needs logic, you can do that with or without mathematics. It is just nice to have not a necessity
I can’t do hackerrank problems, I am a bad developer
- WRONG! Hackerrank only shows you competitive problem-solving. You can build an app without clearing any hackerrank problems
I will never get there
- You will. Keep practicing, keep connecting to people. You will.
- No, it doesn’t. Companies look for skills, not certifications. If you know swimming good enough. You don’t need a certificate to prove it
You need a job to get experience
- The whole of technology revolves around open-source, where the code is available for everyone to use and change. You can contribute to these projects and gain experience.
I can’t build a project that’s already available
- You can copy. There is no harm in that. Try developing your own version of Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
I don’t know the syntax; I’m bad.
- Big NO. You have documentation to help you with the syntax. It’s not your job to remember it. Your job is to use these tools to arrive at the solution