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Is my age suitable for a programmer/developer?
Whirlpool (186)

I just thought that is my age suitable for a programmer?
I am 12 years old i first heard the word programming 9 months ago and i have been programming since 8 months ago...
so i the age of 12 a good age for learning programming/developing?
i have started programming because:
(reason 1.) 9 months ago in class 5, I had to learn about Scratch.
(reason 2.) I wanted to develop games.
(reason 3.) I wanted to create my own programming language.
(reason 4.) I want to be a Data Scientist at Oracle in my future.
so i started learning programming because of these reasons..

So is my age suitable to learn programming/developing?

please tell....

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Bookie0 (6407)

Hi there!

Have you heard the saying "age is just a number"? Basically it means that you shouldnt really care about age (well not too much), and that you can do what you want to do (that is suitable).

So I guess that any age is suitable for a programmer, you just have to be able to do it. Some people start early, at 7, some start later, at 14, some start at 20, some start at 16 for college, etc. Several people learn it (or the basics) at about 11/12 in school for Computer Science Classes. So yea, 12 is probably a good age to learn coding.

Now for your reasons 2 and 3, you say that you want to develop games and create your own programming langs; its good to be ambitious, and that will keep you continuing to learn more and more!

Then for reason 4 you say that you want to be a data scientist at oracle; that also is good motivation to keep you going!


However, repl.it doesnt allow people under 13 to be on repl.it

When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 13, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Service.

(from ToS here)

due to age restriction reasons (bullying, maturity, etc.)

but repl.it doesnt really enforce that rule, as long as you behave! ;)

So finally, yes, your age is great to learn programming/developing, but you can really learn at any age lol.

adilskillz (16)

i am 12 and i do programming science i was 10

Coder100 (18930)

Sure it is! I started in third grade :D

There's just one tricky thing with starting from a young age, you get barred from a lot of things because they require you to be 13+

Oh well

Whacko (325)

I'm 10 and I'm already super good at HTML5 and JavaScript, so no, I don't think your age matters.

RonanStevenson (3)

I started learning python at around 12. I suggest learning a basic language like python to get your head around the idea of programming.
Once you have learnt this language you can then expand to new languages. If you want to develop games I would recommend looking in to C# as this is widely used for game development. For your own programming language you can use any language to do this so I advise a language you are proficient at to do so.

k9chelsea2 (769)

you can start programming whenever there is no correct age to start