Coding is not just a trend, it is a skill you can use for the rest of your life. It does not matter if you are already working in IT or if you just want to test the waters first, cause programming is something you can just learn in your evening hours. But, what to pick? TechGirl to the rescue!
A back-end developer knows everything about the ‘background’ behind it. So you work the server and the database, which is less visual and more technical. If you are a very social person, you might choose to be a front-end developer, as that will allow you to meet people and talk about what they want things to look like. Back-end developers also discuss that, but sometimes that will always be briefed by the same person.
Another big thing to keep in mind when choosing a programming language, that is what your platform of choice is. If you are an Androidhead, you would probably want to stay away from Objective-C, as that is very iOS-oriented. At the same time Java would be more Android-related, so that would probably be more your thing.
We hope you can start your coding adventure soon, so you will be able to understand many things about IT better, or possibly even land yourself an awesome job in IT. Go for it!