Do you want to Learn to Code? Well here are some resources that we have listed to jumpstart your programming journey.
We have been receiving new emails from our avid readers wanting to know which websites are best for learning code. Well, in today’s post, we’re going to show you the top sites you can learn to program.
Learning to code isn’t heard as some people may put it. In fact, you’ll find that what you’re taught in school is totally different when it comes to real life.
So, where can you find the best schools to learn code online? Let’s find out, shall we?
Before we dig any further, we have to know which career path you wish to pursue in the world of computer programming.
Learn to Code: Best Website to learn any Programming Language
As we know, each programming platform has a different programming language but not entirely different from each other. Once your path is set we’ll then help you find the best school online.
Different programming programs are catered for particular applications, for example, you can learn Java for Android programming, C++ for windows and Unity development, Swift for iOS or Python and Ruby seem appropriate for web development.
What you need to learn any of the programming languages.
First things first, you need to have basic computer skills, a good PC and lastly, the best internet connection. Once you’re set go ahead and look for learning resources online.
Plenty of free video tutorials are available on CodeCademy, YouTube, and Udemy. You will only need to install the right IDEs you need on your computer and then, start practicing code. Speaking of IDEs…
What is an IDE?
IDEs are Integrated Development Environments that help make program development easier and fast and efficient. Some IDE’s are open source which means that they are free to download and use while some require special licenses.
My first code was in Java using Eclipse IDe but most web developers prefer Visual Studio for enterprise web app development.
At the beginning of the Millenium, most apps were written in C#but with the advancement in technology more and more programs emerged. All in all, you have to understand what programing language you need for a particular application.
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Best Sites to Learn How to Code for Free.
In my opinion, Youtube is ultimately the best place you can learn to code for free. You just need to land on the right channel and you’re set. I know of a channel called DesignCode on Youtube which has some great videos.
Even though you have to pay for complete tutorials, it is worth the price because you’ll learn how to design and develop at the same time.
As far as tutorials are concerned, there’s a lot of good stuff out there. Every year to this day Stanford posts its iOS courses for free. It’s a little difficult but VERY thorough. Ray Wenderlich offers great content as well as his own books.
If you wanna go the paid route, Udemy has some great courses that are always on sale for like Ksh 1,500 or less.
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If you’re looking to get into basic programing, canvas drawing, animation, and user interaction then Khan Academy is the place that you need to be. In addition to the above, all programs on this platform are free.
Just like the name suggests, SQLZOO is a free website that features a code interpreter for learning SQL statements and scripts.
Google Digital Garage
The digital garage offers FREE certified programs that you need to navigate the online world. The online courses which include digital marketing are designed for you to grow your career or business
Other sites you can learn to code include:
- Code Avengers
- Code HS
- HTMLDog – Use this site to learn web development from a basic level to a pro for free.
- Plural Sight
- Mozilla Developer Network
- MIT OpenCourseWare
- HTML5 Rocks