I’ve always loved code. I’m not a developer by any stretch, but having worked with and around developers for years now, the “idea” of code has been part of my daily life for some time. The appeal to me – as I’m sure it is for many – is the very basic notion that something gets written in this arcane language, this amalgamation of symbols, numbers and text and magically, via the refresh of a page (in the case of client-side scripting) something appears on screen; something that I’ve created and whose purpose I myself am driving. I’m making things happen.
So, I’ve recently decided to take the plunge. I’m going to learn to code. I can’t say with any certainty why I’ve chosen now to begin. In truth, between having two young children at home and running a digital agency, I can’t see where I’m going to find the time. So, at least initially, I’m going to approach this as a hobby. I’ll learn at my own pace, and we’ll see where it goes.