Does anyone have advice on getting started and feeling out if this is worth a career shift?

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    Before paying for any kind of education, I suggest you start with free resources and go from there. Since I'm a C# developer, I'm biased and always point people towards Microsoft's free online resources. You can download Visual Studio and/or VSCode and quickly get a feel for how to write code. In a span of a day or 2, you can go from knowing nothing about programming to building a simple Windows UI app. You can learn general programming concepts in one platform/environment (i.e. C#/.NET) and transfer those skills to others (i.e. web development, python, etc).

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    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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