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Old 07-27-2017, 01:19 AM   #1
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I wonder where to learn how to code. And if its free the better it is. Whats a good program to use? What would you guys recommend?
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:44 AM   #2
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Python is free to install and there are lots of tutorials.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:36 AM   #3
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Python is free to install and there are lots of tutorials.
This is a useful piece of information! I'm not a professional, but I've been learning web design creating websites using mostly wordpress moped store themes. But I want to build a career in this sphere, and I want to improve my knowledge and skills. So, I need to learn coding. I'll check Python. Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:27 AM   #4
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Best way to learn code is to take some of the free online courses (like codecademy). Ridiculously simple but you'll tear through them fast.

I actually read this beginners 'how to' article on coding myself not so long ago when I when I had questions about integrating images with text, it's pretty comprehensive for a 101.

As a platform I personally like to use Python myself. Depends what you need it for but it's fairly user friendly for beginners.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:45 AM   #5
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simple advice...

think what you want to do.
i.e I want to make a stock system for my shop, I want to make a database for my car to log MPG etc... make it something you actually want rather than just a made up crap thing...

then get some paper and draw out how you want the screens to look, (that way you know and aren't changing things later.)

same with how the program should work, draw out some flow charts of the actions that you think you want to go through to use the system...

then have a look at those code academy courses again, focus on the specific bits that are relevant to what you want to accomplish, and get it done!
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There are some good books out there that will teach you how to code, and most books like this also include some informationa bout high-level computer architecture and "mechanics", that will provide a better understanding of what is that you are really doing. This is a good example:

https://www.amazon.com/Java-Software.../dp/0133594955
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If you're learning JS, the first thing you need to learn of course is HTML and CSS. You can use a variety of sites online for learning languages.

One tip I'm going to give to you about HTML/CSS if you don't know already is to always use an external style sheet rather than inline style sheet or inline tag styling, since then it is easier to modify the entire page and also is less bloated therefore speeding up page loads and reducing bandwidth.

Check out TutorialsPoint for in-depth tutorials. And make sure you practice your skills and test your code so that you actually learn, rather than just copying examples and such and trying to learn that way.

Web design/development is a pretty well-paid job if you get experienced at it so I suggest you give it a try, in fact I want to work as a web developer in the future (the work experience for me in the start of October actually involves working with a CMS as far as I know, so I should learn a lot), because I'm interested in programming stuff.
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I will recommend you PHP it so easy and also a lot of tutorial video available on the internet.
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Text tutorials are probably better for coding as you can more easily see code snippets/examples you can use and they probably would go into more detail tbh.

Also posts #3 and #4 seem to be spam links.
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