I have always hoped that I could teach myself how to use a programming language and then perhaps help develop Linux applications.
So my question is, is this realistic? I do not work in the IT field, neither do I have any IT background.
Is there anyone here who also comes from a non-IT and non-programming language environment, who taught themselves a programming language and then actually was good enough to help develop software?
Basically what I am asking is, is it worth investing the time and effort into this or should I stick to testing, translations and bug reporting?