However, more often than not, there seems to be a problem of actually finding good content online that can teach you to code. Experimenting with a language can only get you so far. To master it, you need to have proper guidance from people who actually know what they are talking about.
So where can you find expert guidance without shelling out a fortune for it? You could start with checking out the websites below:
Just taking a look at their logo ought to tell you that the community at Dream In Code isn’t something to mess around with. You can browse their content for free, or you can sign up to become a permanent member.
They have everything. Right from fundamental elements to programming examples, Dream In Code can help you master any language you choose. That’s because Dream In Code is not restricted to only one language. It covers almost everything under the sun and the community of users/experts is just amazing.
They also have a video channel and links to developers’ blogs if you want to look deeper.
If what you want to master is a Web technology, you’ve got to give W3Schools a look. There’s hardly a place on the Internet that’s as exhaustive as W3Schools when it comes to tutorials about Web technologies.
You can get tutorials ranging from plain-Jane HTML, right up to AJAX and the likes. There’s even Server Side Scripting thrown into the mix if that’s what you fancy.
Ruby is another one of those languages that is taking the world by storm. Slowly, but surely, it’s making its presence felt on the Internet. If you are thinking of venturing out into web application development, then you’ve got to give Ruby a shot. There’s a chance you may never have to look back.
The only trouble is finding good sources of Ruby tutorials. TryRuby is a website that’s dedicated to teaching you about Ruby. When you first open the page, all you get is an interactive console for you to code in. Type “help” (without the quotes) and hit Return/Enter to start the Ruby tutorial.
Last but not least, we come to HTML5. HTML5 has been creating a furore all over the Internet over the last year or so. It’s definitely going to be big (especially with giants like Apple and Google backing it). Therefore, as a developer, you’ve got to have knowledge (either elementary or advanced) about the capabilities of this standard. Tripwire Magazine has a list of more than 30 tutorials at their website. You can get access to all of them using the link above.
Now that you have our list of resources from where you can learn how to code, why don’t you pick up that keyboard and put your fingers to good effect? Once you master a language and come up with an awesome app, let us know about it and we might just dedicate a post to it.
In the meantime, check out some other programming / coding posts that we have done in the past, for further inspiration :
Top 10 Professional Sample Code Websites For Programmers – by Ryan
Learn To Code At Any Level With Google Code University – by David
4 Great Websites To Make You A Visual Basic Guru – by Ryan
6 Beginner Resources For Learning Mac Programming – by Bakari
6 Free Sites To Learn About Programming in PHP – by Jack
Top 5 Sites To Learn CSS Online – by Daniel
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