Without any doubt, being able to code is an advantage over those who do not know how to. At least, it brings new opportunities on how to do things [that are usually a pain] in an easier way.
What follows is a list of three ways in which coding will probably make your life easier, providing automation, precision, and customization.
Numerous tasks of daily work are repetitive; and computers are the best at performing repetitive tasks. Small scripts and pieces of code can save tiny bits of your time or, frequently, a lot — mainly when we need simple but repetitive tasks that can be automated in simple ways.
Apart from doing things for us, code is based on algorithms, which means that a program knows the logic behind how to solve an specific problem really really well, and with great accuracy. The human brain gets tired and tends to think slowly after continuous hours of work. In the other hand, computers may heat, but they won’t miscalculate an operation if an algorithm was properly coded, which means that machines won’t do mistakes (well, we all know that complex and big systems frequently bring with them a lot of bugs, but that is not the case in small easy-to-do tasks).
Everyday, new apps and software is released for our computers and smartphones, providing new or improved functionality. It is great, but we are all dependent on what others decide can be useful for us. If you can code, this brings a great opportunity: you can program an app that nobody thought you needed to solve a personal need. And, maybe, someone else may be willing to pay for it, as others with your same need can find it useful.
The first step to learn how to coding is to start. To read how to write a simple line of code, seeing what it does, and learning from there, give this a try.