Become a Developer Without a Computer Science Degree.

Anyone can learn to code to become a professional developer. In this eBook, I shared my detailed personal life-changing experience by becoming a developer without a computer science degree, and useful methods to help you succeed as well.
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Dear reader,

I am not expert on software development field. I certainly am not anywhere near the senior position at work giving the fact of my three working experience as a developer. When I first came up this idea of writing an eBook about learning to code to become a developer, I had doubts to myself:

Would I be qualified to write a book about how to become a developer? Would I be able to finish this book?
Would I be able to write a good quality book?
Would anyone read my book once released?

But quickly I settle down my mind with this clarification that this book is designing for those who want to better and empower their lives through coding but don't have any coding experience and the relevant education background in the university. I don't hold any degree related to computer science, and the only coding experience I had was one-week coding training during my PhD program. Therefore, I am a typical one of target audience.

I can easily relate to you as a complete beginner of coding who has strong desire to change their lives with coding. I still visually remember what the journey of the beginner is like especially who doesn't have a computer science degree. With a good connection to you, I am not falling the victim to the 'Curse of Knowledge'. You don't need any prior programming knowledge to read through the book to get started.

pain out of the concerns about becoming a developer was real at the early stage of my coding journey. But I was not suffering during that period simply because I was so determined to learn to code, to become someone who can build amazing products with coding, and I was also fascinated by the flexibility as a developer in terms of location, time, and project. Both the capability of coding and the flexibility drive me to learn to code.

I put myself in the position of a Guide rather than that of an Expert. All the explanations you will see in this book are serving as guidance. I am just someone who enjoy coding, has her life changed by coding, start a startup project with friends after leaving a full-time developer job, and are willing to share her journey with you.

Let us explore the possibilities of coding together. Writing this book is part of my commitment to build a community for us --- sharing your story, your learning experience, what are you passionate about? What are you building? I'd rather be excited about being an explorer than being concerned about professional experience at a corporate company. Knowing how to code is a genuinely valuable skill to have as it allows you to choose what you want to do with you life. Working as a full-time developer, then go for it; working as a startup owner, then go for it. Just be aware that you're not tied to a job you don't like. I hope we could build our own community by a joined force to the extent that we could explore the potential as coder.

Becoming a developer has been one of the most important turning points in my life. I feel highly grateful to be able to share my experience with you in this book. And I deeply believe that you will also find your life-changing moments through coding.

Let us explore the possibilities of coding together. Writing this book is part of my commitment to build a community for us --- sharing your story, your learning experience, what are you passionate about? What are you building? I'd rather be excited about being an explorer than being concerned about professional experience at a corporate company. Knowing how to code is a genuinely valuable skill to have as it allows you to choose what you want to do with you life. Working as a full-time developer, then go for it; working as a startup owner, then go for it. Just be aware that you're not tied to a job you don't like. I hope we could build our own community by a joined force to the extent that we could explore the potential as coder.

Becoming a developer has been one of the most important turning points in my life. I feel highly grateful to be able to share my experience with you in this book. And I deeply believe that you will also find your life-changing moments through coding.

Your faithful friend,

Amy
May, 2022