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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 2 months ago

Is it to late to start learning programming at age 30? Not for fun but to get a job?

14 Answers

  • Rita
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It's never too late to start learning programming, and you shouldn't feel discouraged by the average age of software developers nowadays. Software development is all about knowledge and if you are qualified for a job, then age won't be an issue.

  • 2 months ago

    No.  Never too late.  My best friends brother started learning programming at age 43 (6 years ago) and he really loves it.  He works for himself as a consultant/programming contactor.  He had an opportunity to work for Google early last year but did not want to move out of Missouri.  I always thought he was wasting his life doing different jobs all of the time, but he found something he was passionate about and is killing it.  As long as it is something you REALLY want to do, I don't care if you are 80 years old.  Do what you love.

  • 2 months ago

    Definitively you are too old to begin in the programming business where the Millenials are overcoming everywhere. However, computer programming business is not only web development, that is what many believed.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Probably. Be honest with yourself.  You are "geared differently mentally"  They want fresh cabbage heads to learn this stuff.  You are so far behind the 8 ball, you are not on the table.

    . Take up a real job like DRUG RUNNING. or selling flowers.

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  • Steven
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    No it's not late. You have desire to learn, you will learn it quickly and become a good developer. Start with basics. Good Luck.

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  • 2 months ago

    no because you will understand it better....

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago


  • 2 months ago

    No, it's not too late. You can learn even when you are at the age of 70 or 80. 

  • 2 months ago

    It's only too late if you die before you learn enough to get hired as a developer.  Whether or not that will happen: you don't know.  So, no.  It's not too late.

    If you invest time in learning and practicing, money for refined educational materials and classes, and put in the hard work, then you can most likely do it.

    But you would need to at least honestly enjoy, if not have fun, not only programming but also learning.

    I've been a professional developer for over two decades now and learning is a HUGE part of the work.  So is actually enjoying it.

    There are two parts of the industry that don't necessarily care about any of that: 1.) corporate programming; 2.) contracting mills.

    The first generally requires either a college degree in computer science, or a different college degree and enough experience that suits the work.

    The second varies, but a lot of them go with the quantity-over-quality mode of operating.  Their developers are able to hack out a working program as a team, but it generally won't be pretty, built to grow on, readable and sometimes won't be correct at all.

    No, it's not too late.  There's plenty of room for new developers in all kinds of companies as long as you can develop sufficient skill to get hired.  That's pretty much how all job training works.

    Good luck!

  • 2 months ago

    It is never too late.  But it will be difficult.  I am still learning how to use a cell phone, after years of owning them.

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