Learning some basic coding isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Nowadays a huge amount of great – and often free – resources, programs, tutorials can be found on the Internet. All you need is motivation, patience and a computer!
According to people who learned to code in their spare time, you don’t need to study for years to be able to build websites or develop simple applications. It can take you just couple of months and you will be able to see the positive results of your work. The most important thing is not to give up immediately and keep trying if something goes wrong in the beginning. You also need to remember one thing: if you can imagine it, you can create it.
As mentioned above, Internet provides you with everything you need to learn some basic programming. To make it easier for you, here’s a list of some useful websites:
- Introduction to computer science – a free online introductory programming course from Stanford. You don’t need to be a hardcore techie to be able to take it but you’ll have to work hard in any case.
- Khan Academy – numerous videos to introduce you to programming and computer science.
- Coursera – around twenty amazing courses covering topics from different fields – from algorithms to networks and probabilistic graphical models. Highly recommended!
- Learn code the hard way – “Less Talk, More Code” summarizes the philosophy of these books (Note: the HTML version is free so give it a look). Learn Ruby, C, SQL, Python and Regex.
If you know some other great websites or have tried the above-mentioned resources please comment and share your experience! You can also visit my website where you will find some great resources to get started with.
I wish you good luck in the complex but amazing world of coding!
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