There’s so much hype lately with learning code online. No doubt this should be taught in schools. With our current culture so dependent on technology the need to understand and innovate this technology further comes from knowing how to code. Learning code will not only help you in the future but at your current job it will also make you more valuable to your employers. I have spent thousands of dollars on freelancing coders to get my websites up to speed. After thinking about this, I could have easily saved this money by learning the code myself for my gold business. With this said, I started researching courses to start learning code online, some free and some paid.
But before we get into that, watch this video about learning to code and why it’s so important, not just for average users like us but for school children.
Code Academy is another popular website with a difference from the previous two. Code Academy is free. Although it offers the basics of a range of languages, I do prefer the personal branding and themes or Treehouse and Code School. But if you’re thinking about learning how to code and don’t wish to spend money in order to see if you like coding then Code Academy will be a great way to start seeing if you like coding.
W3 Schools is a classic resource for learning web standards. While free this website is text and many newbies might find this overwhelming and confusing. With that said, it stands as a great resource to use while learning to code as you a refer back to your code for refreshing your memory.
Udemy is a great website which you up-skill in whatever task you wish to learn. For the topic of this post we’ll talk about code. Luckily, Udemy offers a huge amount of courses for learning code. These are for a one time fee for each course, although some courses are free it all depends on the topic of the subject. Their courses are very in-depth and can offer a great way to kick start your learning or up-skill on a certain topic.
While there are plenty of online courses to learn code and it seems more and more are springing up ever week. Regardless, after a couple of months of research these are my top choices to start learning code.