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The best sites/programs to learn code?

Discussion in 'Programming and Scripts' started by K, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    So what are some great resources, walk throughs etc to learn how to code?
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  3. lunchhawk

    lunchhawk Affiliate affiliate

    The best possible resource is an actual, professional developer. Someone who has real life experience programming.
    I mean its good to learn some basic HTML and JavaScript, just so you are able to look at some code and know what's what. But if you need any kind of serious programming done, especially backend/database stuff, do yourself a favor and hire a professional. They can do it quicker, easier and a whole lot cheaper for you, then you can do for yourself.
    Trust me. Speaking from experience here.
  4. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    hmmmm has anyone followed and online course tho?
  5. LukePeerFly

    LukePeerFly Super Moderator Super Mod moderator Affiliate Manager Service Manager affiliate

    When I was learning I read A LOT on SitePoint. I think SitePoint has gone down till over the past few years, but they still have some great content and I definitely support their books (I have a whole bookshelf of them next to my desk).
  6. hayriku

    hayriku Get your fix Ninja! affiliate

    How about codeacademy.com and w3schools.com?
    personally, w3schools.com is good. I usually go there to learn some stuff.
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  7. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    Yeah thanks, was just wondering if anyone had taken an online course or something!
  8. Shaz07

    Shaz07 Affiliate affiliate

    Codeacademy has found a way to make coding easier to learn and more interactive. However I think the best thing to do is take a real course, not so much online. There are courses available in almost every city for a couple grand. Definitely worth the investment imo, might be taking one myself soon.
  9. dnenb42

    dnenb42 Affiliate affiliate

    Check out thenewboston and his tutorials on youtube (I can't post links yet, but it's worth looking up)! When I took a java class a couple of years back I stopped going to class and instead just watched thenewboston. Still aced that subject:)
  10. Andy Haskins

    Andy Haskins Affiliate affiliate

    There is Udemy.com and the Tutsplus courses can all be great, I've done a few off of both and they have been extremely informative.
  11. IMsights

    IMsights Affiliate affiliate

    Treehouse and Lynda are good too. But really the best way to learn is to give yourself a small project and learn as you go as opposed to reading materials and code snippets.

    I made a very simple form processor in Perl back in 1999 and thought I rocked!! :-D
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  12. gerira

    gerira Affiliate affiliate

    Reading tutorials and doing it by yourself is a best way to do. Not the fastest, but at least you'll know what you are doing. Start with something simple and gradually move up from there.
  13. Andy Haskins

    Andy Haskins Affiliate affiliate

    Would agree that getting hands on is a great way to go but by using online courses you will certainly speed up the process. If you find the right course you will most likely run through a comprehensive example anyway, custom coding yourself as you go along to get an understanding.
  14. EymardSiojo

    EymardSiojo GRIND! affiliate

    Here is a great resources I found lately.

    Code.org | Anybody can learn

    I usually go with w3schools.
    And learn what I need.

    Well, having an online course is good too.
    Any free ones you know? Hehe


    I checked out the site and found some awesome course online in step by step.

    Check out : UDEMY.com

    The prices are cheap. It is in video so easy to understand.


    I will start with this tut :)
  15. _insane

    _insane Affiliate affiliate

    code academy its a great start point on line
  16. wisejackass

    wisejackass Affiliate affiliate

    Udacity.com - It's free. Has a beginner tutorial where you learn Python and at the same time build a search engine.
    thenewboston channel on Youtube
    Udemy.com - Loads of useful tutorials, one 41h one that is awesome - Become A Web Developer From Scratch, but some bore me to death
    tutsplus.com - Same as udemy
    Lynda.com - Some are great, others boring
    digitaltutors.com in case you feel like learning 3D stuff :)
  17. radicalreed

    radicalreed Affiliate affiliate

    Depends on the language
    every language has specific forums for it :)
  18. prosper202guide

    prosper202guide Affiliate affiliate

    i program in PHP these days. before that it was Perl. today i'm hoping i can convince my 13 year old son to put down the gaming console and learn a programming language that he can use to do something a little more useful than building castles with minecraft.

    this looks like a good starter course to me:

    Watch the Online Video Course PHP with MySQL Essential Training

    i'd probably start my son off with something like this. i like the idea of having a goal - a web site application - that will be coded by the time the course is complete.

    the only thing i don't like about the site is having to be a member an pay a monthly fee for ongoing access. i'd rather just buy the occasional course.
  19. EymardSiojo

    EymardSiojo GRIND! affiliate

    I really want to learn :D

    I got some course in Udemy on web development.
  20. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    I can honestly say the best way of learning code is doing.

    My partner Andy has taught me lots but simply by inspecting elements on chrome and not being afraid to change things you can soon pick up the basics.

    I'm confident over the next few years i'll be very good with PHP/Html/CSS
  21. hankqny

    hankqny Affiliate affiliate

    Also, don't forget Javascript. I've been learning the basics of it (along w/ html/css & php) and it really helps understand what's going on when you're looking to see what a web page is doing.

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