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Why Java? Top Reasons to Learn Java Even if You’re Not Going to Link It to Your Career

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Java just for fun? Why not?! No denying, the good post of a Java developer (and, accordingly, good money) can be a good motivation. But that’s not the only reason more and more students turn to our website to learn Java. So, what’s the catch? Why Java? Top Reasons to Learn Java Even if You’re Not Going to Link It to Your Career - 1

The Main Ideas Generalized

Without further ado, programming is a skill that is widely used beyond the development of different computer software and mobile apps. The knowledge of programming languages opens up a whole new world of opportunities, and even gives you a better understanding of some fields otherwise not connected with IT. For sure, such specialists as physicists, mathematicians, statisticians, and project managers can definitely benefit from knowing the basics of programming languages, particularly Java which is considered to be one of the easiest yet the most widespread languages out there. And, below, we’re going to explain how this knowledge can skyrocket your career and life.

Persistence and Consistency!

Learning Java coding and programming in general may teach you how to see the problems in the light of the best solutions. Actually, in the world of programming, it’s considered that coding is mostly about solving problems. So, by learning Java, you’ll gradually start to solve the “bugs” that may arise during your career easier. And the further you go, the more practical you become.

Better Decision-making Skills

When learning Java, your brain is extra concentrated, something like learning a new language, but even cooler. Plus, it develops a different way of thinking as well as a more structured approach to problem-solving and higher attention to detail. That is to say, you may start applying your problem-solving mindset in other aspects of your life while learning Java. Then, as your skills grow, you’ll definitely be able to brainstorm more effective ideas on how to tackle every non-programming problem you may encounter on your way. And the fruitful results that will come out of this brainstorming will give you a positive outlook as well as make you a solution-driven person and raise you in the estimation of your co-workers.

Technical Skills and Creativity Combined

Regardless of the nature of your employment, knowledge of a programming language will always be a huge bonus. For instance, many professionals like market analysts or managers widely use tools that need “tweaking”. But if you’re not willing to depend on third-party developers, you can learn Core Java to figure out how to fix a bug on your online store or add the desired feature to your website by yourself. That’s it.

Easier Communication With Developers in Your Team

All that just being said, if some professional developers are already a part of your team, this doesn’t mean you should hide your “humble” knowledge of Java. Instead, this knowledge will give you an added bonus of “easier” communication with them. Agree, it’s much easier to set tasks and define all the nuances or deadlines when you speak “in the same language”.

Task Automation

Of course, not everyone needs to become a software developer but almost everyone uses a laptop as a daily tool. However, there is one "last mile" problem of apps most workers face daily - they just can’t automate every conceivable task. In other words, there are still lots of computing chores that call for tons of repetitive and pretty mindless clicking and typing. And that’s where you can help your company to create a custom solution according to your particular organization's workflow. Just a little bit of coding knowledge can help you write small scripts for specific tasks of your company, thus, saving you a lot of hours (or, sometimes, even weeks or months) of meaningless effort. Well, what are the main tasks you’ll be able to write? Basically, we can divide them into the following categories:
  • Gathering and formatting data. If you master the art of pattern matching, your computer will be able to gather the information you need much faster than you’d achieve just by scrolling through a document.

  • Creating your own shortcuts and instructions, i.e. writing the program that will be targeted to your specific needs and will be able to launch other programs or execute already existing commands.

  • Easier handling of files. What if you don't need to call a specialist each time when you need to copy a large amount of only those files that were updated within the last month? Or when you need to rename plenty of files to add a suffix to their name, based on some specific requirements? Writing a program that will let you copy, move, rename, delete, and compress the files depending on your specific needs can easily solve all those issues.

  • Effortless checking. Automated checking of problems that are peculiar to you or your organization's needs will definitely be a huge bonus too. By checking your coworker or employee’s emails or PDF reports, you’ll be able to easily find missing numbers or similar errors. Just learn Java and start creating codes to check for incorrect data.

  • Notifications. Lucky you if you’ve never re-clicked “Refresh” in your browser waiting for a web page to update. Actually, this time-consuming task can be omitted with the right codes. You won’t even need to be in front of your screen to be notified about updates. It’s that easy!

  • Reports. No successful business or company can do without reports but compiling them often seems to be a tricky chore. Again, with the right codes, gathering and formatting your information can be easy as A-B-C, i.e., automated.

Launching Your Own Project

Do you know that becoming self-employed is the usual path many programmers choose? Knowing how to code opens up lots of opportunities for small businesses, be it an online shop or website designing company. The sky's the limit here.

What’s More?

The benefits don’t end here. Also, you will be able to participate in exciting academic and professional discussions, socialize with researchers in programming languages, speak the same language with Java developers in your company as well as impress your friends and co-workers with geeky, fun, and even arcane knowledge. Not to mention, you’ll finally understand weird jokes like these.


Despite the reputation for being close to "rocket surgery," coding is just a skill like driving a car that can quickly become a routine part of modern life. It’s a skill that has numerous benefits, among which we can highlight the development of problem-solving skills, creating interesting applications, automatizing numerous tasks, and the opportunity to work from home. Who knows where life will bring you to? But the thing we know for sure, even Core Java guarantees you a “Plan B” job in Java software development, Android development, and QA automation. What is particularly tempting, the most of these jobs tend to have higher than average salaries. And all that without a need for a four-year degree but with the ability to learn and work from home. Again, who knows, probably, all those science-fiction movies about robots performing most of the tasks will come true in the nearest future, and there will always be a place for skillful people to program them. Happy coding with CodeGym!