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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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Python is free to install and there are lots of tutorials.
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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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Old 12-20-2017, 05:54 PM   #10
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I have a very strange opinion about this. First off i dont believe any language per say is really better than another simply more efficient at a function , so based on what you wat to do , you CAN choose a language to specialise in. BUT and here what ive learnt from many developers i consider legends , markup languages funny enough can be found in any book , a develops real asset is his ability to logically solve a problem. Once they have a logical solution using a code is easy , and they can pick up any book and apply it.

I would say start by knowing sort of which direction you want to head into , this will probably change, learn by doing , analysing code and why its the best solution , another solution inst as good. If you get the logic behind a language you have most of it down.
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Learning to code without an objective in mind is like deciding to go on vacations and start driving in a random direction. You'll get somewhere, but it's impossible to say if that somewhere is where you wanted to go.

As an example, I wanted to participate in the Linux kernel development (mostly I wanted to understand how it worked), so I started learning C, and a little bit of assembly. I had a goal in mind, later I realized what it took to achieve it.

There is not best language, there are only better languages for specific tasks. Once you've learned your first one, learning the second one is considerably easier.
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PS: The book I used for C is called "The C Programming language", and the authors are Kernigham and Ritchie.
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Learning to code without an objective in mind is like deciding to go on vacations and start driving in a random direction. You'll get somewhere, but it's impossible to say if that somewhere is where you wanted to go.

As an example, I wanted to participate in the Linux kernel development (mostly I wanted to understand how it worked), so I started learning C, and a little bit of assembly. I had a goal in mind, later I realized what it took to achieve it.

There is not best language, there are only better languages for specific tasks. Once you've learned your first one, learning the second one is considerably easier.
OK, nice explaination
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the K and R book is "the" C bible.
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the K and R book is "the" C bible.
Absolutely. It's the book recommended by the Kernel newbies website.
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I learned using that book when I took a C programming class in 1984.
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Learning to code without an objective in mind is like deciding to go on vacations and start driving in a random direction. You'll get somewhere, but it's impossible to say if that somewhere is where you wanted to go.
Probably the truest things besides o best language. I used to learn php , going through courses it was slow and tedious , then one day i applied for a job and was asked to write a api , at that time it was out of my scope, i was dissapointed in myself. So i started learning with the goal to be able to write that api , and let me tell you everything went so much faster. I continued to use this method alway setting a goal , this time to write a cms ,then i want to make a api , then a eCommerce site .... eventually things start overlapping and the learning just becomes faster and faster despite the fact you are learning more complicated things. THis i believe can be true with most markup languages .
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Probably the truest things besides o best language. I used to learn php , going through courses it was slow and tedious , then one day i applied for a job and was asked to write a api , at that time it was out of my scope, i was dissapointed in myself. So i started learning with the goal to be able to write that api , and let me tell you everything went so much faster. I continued to use this method alway setting a goal , this time to write a cms ,then i want to make a api , then a eCommerce site .... eventually things start overlapping and the learning just becomes faster and faster despite the fact you are learning more complicated things. THis i believe can be true with most markup languages .
It's not only the fact that you have a goal, but also that you can continuously apply what you learn and that way you never forget it.
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It's not only the fact that you have a goal, but also that you can continuously apply what you learn and that way you never forget it.
Yea i definitely agree with this what happens when you do something practically is you start asking questions you would never have thought of reading a book or listening to a lecture . you start getting involved more the the concept of the language than the syntax .
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I just wanna learn to code and hack wi-fi f*** the rest
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