How to learn to code?

PaxProSe

I don’t have to know how to code for my job, but I still feel like I should have a better understanding of coding. Plus, I just like learning new things. I’d like to do it in my spare time, and don’t have time (or inclination) to take a course at the local community college. What’s the best way for someone who doesn’t have any real coding experience to learn on their own?

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jimlynch
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Number 6 has a good answer for this, but you might also want to check out some of the programming books on Amazon. They cover a wide range of programming topics, and there are some good books for beginners that can help get you started.

Number6
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You should definitely take a look at both Kahn Academy and Codecademy. Both are free, both offer a “start from zero” approach, if that’s what you need. I’ve used Codecademy before, and I actually found it to be pretty fun as well as actually educational. I don’t have personal experience with Kahn Academy, but I have a number of friends that speak highly of it.

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