I'm in the Denver area, totally new to this and have a few very basic questions about learning. I just noticed an article about coding boot camps. I'm 65 now, got my Electronics Research & Development Technician with an ASEET ( Associate in Science in Electronics Engineering Technology ) in 1969 and worked as an electronics R&D technician until around 1995 when it had all but gone out of the United States. Engineers in Asia were making $5 an hour, I guess. So I wandered in the wilderness for awhile, and then in 2006, took up process serving. But the economy has brought that down now too.
I've been tempted to learn programming since college in 1967-69. Back then, they used punch cards. I suppose that if I'd learned it back then, I would have been rich by now.
Along the way, I've heard of languages like COBOL, which as recently as 1997, one of my neighbors said he was STILL doing for Denver schools, and of course C++ that I've heard about for years.
But recently, I've heard there are decently paying jobs out there for people who learn "coding", and that they have "coding camps" ( which I cant afford anyway - I'm low income ) that people attend to to learn it. Now is this the same as learning something like C++ or is "coding" a new language, a universal combo of languages, or what? I never recalled that people were learning something like C++ at a two week camp.
So what's the demand for this "coding" now, does it require years of study, months, weeks or what, to get started into one of those decently paying jobs?
Is it something that can be totally done from home, without having to be saddled in a cubicle in the big city? ( I had enough of that, years ago, in electronics. )
If it's just a general term for learning languages like C++, what can be learned in the least amount of time, that pays the most and might be done from home, no matter where I choose to live?