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Starting with programming is hard, but there are steps you can take to reduce the stress when learning How To Learn Programming Without All The Stress How To Learn Programming Without All The Stress Maybe you've decided to pursue programming, whether for a career or just as a hobby. Great! But maybe you're starting to feel overwhelmed. Not so great. Here's help to ease your journey. Read More . Because everyone learns differently, it’s a good idea to try different methods to find one that works just right for you.

If you want to pick up the basics of a programming language on the go, SoloLearn has awesome free mobile apps that can help you understand several popular languages. On their Google Play or App Store pages, you’ll find apps for learning C++, Java, Swift, JavaScript, HTML, Python, and more.

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Each app is divided into bite-sized lessons that you can complete in just a few minutes, perfect for learning whenever you have a spare moment.

You’ll be taken through the basis of whatever programming language you’ve learned — it’s important to note that these apps won’t get you ready to be a professional programmer, so you’ll need some more practice after finishing the course.

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Every lesson gives you some information then asks you a question about it (usually multiple choice or typing your own code to complete a block) to be sure you understand it.

Any snippet of code you see in the apps can be run so you see its real output, and the apps also include a code playground where you can mess around and apply what you’ve learned to some real code.

Couple SoloLearn’s apps with our tips for learning a new programming language 7 Useful Tricks for Mastering a New Programming Language 7 Useful Tricks for Mastering a New Programming Language It's okay to be overwhelmed when you are learning to code. You'll probably forget things as quickly as you learn them. These tips can help you to better retain all that new information. Read More , and you’ll have a great start to learning a new skill!

Which of SoloLearn’s apps appeals to you? Let us know if these apps helped you pick up some programming basics!

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  1. fcd76218
    May 3, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    "Starting with programming is hard"
    Especially if your first language is C++, Java, Swift, JavaScript, HTML or Python.

    • Ben Stegner
      May 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      I know lots of people that started with Python and had success, and at my college they start people on C++ and are switching to Java.

      • fcd76218
        May 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        So are you now trying to say that programming is not hard?

        • Ben Stegner
          May 4, 2016 at 3:12 pm

          Did I say that? I stated which languages people start learning with, not that they didn't find it difficult.

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