My daughter asked me for good on line resources for people interested in learning about programming. I’ve collected a number of them here. If you know of any more, please let me know.
- Code School and Codecademy are both well done sites that teach the basics of programming. I’ve used Codecademy and liked it alot. People say good things about Code School too. For example, at Code School they came up with this fun way to learn Rails: Rails for Zombies.
- Code.org is another highly publicized site that teaches programming, though it seems aimed more at younger people. Still, a good site: Code.org
- Other good sites I found were The hard way to Learn Python and The Hard Way to Learn Ruby. I honestly didn’t find them that hard. For people who find the other sites I mentioned too slow or not for them, try “the hard way” sites.
- There are tons of of programming references here -> Become a Programmer, M—–F—–. (Yeah, that word is what you think it is. Still, that site has alot of great links.)
- Last, but not least by any means is a great story for anyone learning to program but is worried about it. So How Did You Learn How to Program? : A Cubicle Of My Own. I highly recommend this to anyone who thinks “I really want to code and use computers” but is put off by the culture or the attitude of other programmers or for any reason is thinking that they can’t do it. You can. Really. Give it a try.