Best web resources for coding/programming newbies

This post was originally created with Storify but I decided to share it on my blog, too. I hope you’ll find this helpful if you are thinking about learning some coding!We have much more resources we’d like to share with you, so stay tuned!
A list of the best free resources on the web for beginning programmers/coders, taken from E-skills4Future’s website. You can find more information about everything related to e-skills (programming, web design etc.) through our Twitter, on our Facebook and our blog!

Codecademy walks you through JavaScript starting at the very basics. A great online school for novice programmers who want to learn the basics of JavaScript – and who wouldn’t. Game-like interface, truly engaging.

  1. Codecademy’s ‘Code Year’ Encourages People to Learn How to Code in 2012
    Mon, Jan 02 2012 12:47:38
  2. JamieLawtherr
    I’m learning to code with @Codecademy in 2012. Join me! #codeyear
    Sat, May 19 2012 12:19:12
  3. kebomix is awesome interactive way to start learning programming ! GOOD JOB #codecademy team 🙂
    Sat, May 19 2012 12:06:14


Scratch is an easy programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. Already 2 million programs created!

  1. NanAustin free programming language community has 1M members, most 12-13 year olds.
    Sat, May 19 2012 08:55:13


Learn Java! This visual and interactive program let’s you learn how to program in one of the most used programming languages today. Check out this simple yet addictive game made with Greenfoot!

  1. mykidcancode
    Greenfoot – A Java-based programming environment for kids that focuses on teaching Object-Oriented programming #edtech
    Sat, May 12 2012 17:28:07
  2. pedersonnoah
    @notch Hey! i’ve been working on a game in java/greenfoot. Though I’d just get your opinion on it, let me know what you think!
    Fri, May 18 2012 23:35:57
  3. pedersonnoah
    New update to my game! Added a main menu and some bug fixes! Check it out!!!
    Sat, May 19 2012 20:12:57


Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. The drag-and-drop interface makes it user-friendly.

  1. gamegrower
    Newbie-friendly programming environments: MIT’s Scratch ( and CMU’s Alice ( #cgp #keywordsGIG
    Sat, May 19 2012 13:28:00

Hackety Hack

Hackety Hack will teach you the absolute basics of programming – no programming experience needed. Learn the Ruby programming language which is used for all kinds of programs, applications and websites.
  1. OpenDataLex
    Thank you why for Hackety Hack. My 7 year old has been knocking out some Ruby and Shoes this morning. #awesome
    Sat, May 19 2012 10:50:50
  2. bikeonastick
    wow, played with hackety hack. you folks at did something pretty cool. great tool to teach kids programming.
    Tue, May 15 2012 00:20:03


Have you always wanted to program your own robot? RoboMind is a simple programming environment that will familiarize you with the basics of computer science by letting you program your own robot.

  1. ROBO: Learn programming using RoboMind
    Sat, Feb 24 2007 18:34:08
  2. RoboMind: The way to find the beacon
    Mon, May 30 2011 04:59:44

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