50 Coding Resources

50 Coding Resources

 

This is an additional list of Coding resources. Some are Kid friendly. Some You will have to pay for. But all in all, this will point you in the right direction. 

 

1. Codecademy

Codecademy is where most people who are new to coding get their start. If you haven’t been to the site yet…where have you been!? The platform revolves around interactive learning; that is, you read a little, type your code right into the browser, and see results immediately.

Topics taught: HTML & CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Angularjs, The Command Line, and more

2. Codewars

Codewars offers a fun way to learn to code. With a martial-arts theme, the program is based on challenges called “kata.” Complete them to earn honor and progress to higher ranks.

Topics taught: CoffeeScript, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, Clojure, and Haskell

3. Coursera

Large online course library, where classes are taught by real university professors. All courses are free of charge, but you have the option to pay for a “Coursera Verified Certificate” to prove course completion. These cost between $30 and $100 depending on the course. Coursera also now has specializations, which you do have to pay for.

Topics taught: Many (far beyond your basic coding/computer science)

4. edX

An open-source higher education program governed by MIT and Harvard. Offers 107 courses under the “computer science” category, teaching various coding languages.

Topics taught: Java, C#, Python, and many more

5. Free Code Camp

Teaches coding first through an established curriculum, then by giving you hands-on experience working on projects for nonprofits.

Topics taught: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Databases, DevTools, Node.js, React.js, and D3.js

6. GA Dash

General Assembly’s free online learning platform. Entirely project-based. You build a “project” with each walk-through.

They are one of the very few options that have a course on how to build a Tumblr theme from scratch.

Topics taught: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design

7. Khan Academy

Tons of subjects (as their front page says, “You can learn anything”), including many on computer programming. A few courses are offered for younger kids, too.

Topics taught: Many

8. MIT OpenCourseware

Competition to get into MIT may be stiff, but accessing their course material has no minimum SAT score. They maintain an online library of every subject they teach, with no account required for access.

Topics taught: Many

9. The Odin Project

Made by the creators of Viking Code School—a premiere online coding boot camp. The Odin Project is their free version. FYI: you can also work with others in in-person or online study groups.

Topics taught: HTML, CSS, JavaScript & jQuery, Ruby programming, Ruby on Rails

10. Udacity

Offers individual courses, as well as “nanodegrees” that train you for specific careers like front-end web developer or data analyst. Some course materials are free, but nanodegrees require a tuition fee.

Topics taught: Many

11. Udemy

Paid and free courses on a variety of subjects, including web development, programming, data science, and more. Courses can be created by anyone, so make sure to read reviews. Coupons can also be easily found, too. Check out some of their top development courses here.

Topics taught: Many

12. The Code Player

A compilation of video tutorials to help you walk through a process from start to finish. Good for learning “smaller” projects or tasks one at a time.

Topics taught: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Regex, JQuery

YouTube Channels

13. Coder’s Guide

Features numerous series of videos on coding topics: a 19-video series on JavaScript, another 19 videos on HTML/CSS, and more.

Topics taught: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, WordPress, iOS and Android, and more

Subscribers: 44,215

14. DevTips

One of Travis Neilson’s YouTube channels. Focuses on web design and web development, with occasional live Q&As.

Topics taught: HTML, CSS, responsive design, development advice

Subscribers: 82,907

15. LearnCode.academy

My personal favorite. Web-development-focused videos made by Will Stern.

Topics taught: Sublime Text, Responsive Design, Node.js, Angular.js, Backbone.js, deployment strategies, and more

Subscribers: 154,590

16. thenewboston

Over 4,000 videos on a range of programming languages, game development, and design. Has over one million subscribers.

Topics taught: Android development, C programming, MySQL, Python, and more.

Subscribers: 1,131,977

For a more comprehensive list of 33 YouTube channels where you can learn to code, look here.

Blogs

17. A List Apart

Lots of authors. They write books, have events, and run a great development and design blog. See all code topics here.

18. CSS-Tricks

Goes deep into CSS with their big, bad CSS almanac. However, the blog now goes beyond just CSS and talks about other things like Sass, JavaScript, PHP, and more. Explore tons of resources and check out their code snippets.

19. David Walsh

Run by David Walsh (a senior developer at Mozilla), although there are others who write on the site too. Tutorials, how-tos, demos, and more.

20. Scotch.io

Covers lots of topics related to web development and workflow. To name a few: Angular, Node.js, Laravel, Sublime Text, and more.

21. SitePoint

They have lots of writers and publish often. Topics range from HTML and CSS to entrepreneurship. SitePoint now also has paid books and courses on their child site Learnable.

22. Tuts+

Tons of free tutorials, as well as paid options like actual courses. Has over 570 expertly-instructed video courses (on all topics, not just computer-related). Also publishes eBooks.

The Command Line

23. Command Line Power User

Free video series created by Wes Bos. More at an intermediate level, so not for total newbies.

24. Conquering the Command Line

Free online book by Mark Bates. Very in-depth. Can purchase hard copy and screencasts.

25. Learn Command Line the Hard Way

Free online book by Zed Shaw. (My personal favorite command line resource.)

Git and GitHub

26. Try Git

An interactive series of challenges to learn about and experiment with Git. Created by Code School.

27. Git Immersion

A guided tour to teach you the basics of Git. Set preferences and create your own projects.

HTML and CSS

28. Skillcrush’s Coding Bootcamp

Skillcrush’s free coding bootcamp is a perfect place to start for absolute newbies. You’ll learn what it means to work in tech, get digestible definitions of common industry lingo, and get the chance to write your first lines of code.

29. Learn CSS Layout

This website will teach you CSS fundamentals that are used in setting up a website’s layout. It’s best for those who already have basic HTML and CSS know-how.

30. Marksheet.io

For beginners. Broken down into four chapters: The web, HTML5, CSS3, and Sass. It’s like an online ebook, but under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. So you can adapt it for your needs.

31. Mozilla Developer Network

Free documentation on HTML and CSS (also JavaScript). Has tutorials for people of different levels, introductory to advanced.

32. HTML5 Dog

HTML beginner tutorial here. (They also offer intermediate and advanced HTML tutorials.) And ones on CSS.

JavaScript

33. Eloquent Javascript

Another online book, longer than most. It has big-tech financial backers like Mozilla and Hack Reactor (“the Harvard of coding boot camps”).

34. Javascript.com

Created by Code School. Quick and perfect for absolute beginners. (Warning: JS in real life is a lot tougher.) 9 mini-lessons. At the end, it points you to more in-depth JS learning materials.

35. JavaScript for Cats

It’s like a single-webpage book broken down into sections. Created by programmer Max Ogden. Filled with non-cat gifs but has cat pics at the end. Just because. Lol.

36. Learn JS

Go through lessons, type in the window at the bottom. Created by the same folks who make learnpython.org.

37. NodeSchool

Has in-person workshops and events all over the world, as well as an active web presence. See online tutorials here.

38. That JS Dude

A website that teaches JavaScript. Specifically this, scope, hoisting, closures, inheritance, and more. It relies on videos as well as text to explain concepts. Created by @mdkhan005.

39. The Node Beginner Book

Written by Manuel Kiessling, this book targets people who have some experience in other programming languages. While the free
version online is a shortened version of the full book, it still teaches a lot about Node.
Best Buy Co, Inc.

WordPress

40. WordPress.tv

Recordings of live WordCamp lectures around the world. Created by Automattic.

41. WPBeginner

A website for beginner WP users. Great WP glossary of terms, plus coupon deals, video tutorials, and a blog which publishes useful articles by different authors.

Python

42. A Byte of Python

Free online book for beginners. Can choose to download it as a PDF for free or invest in the hard copy.

43. LearnPython.org

Interactive online tutorial to learn Python coding. Has a little window at the bottom where you can write your code as you go through the lessons.

44. Learn Python The Hard Way (Website)

The book costs money, but the website is free. Written by Zed Shaw. (I used the book when I first started learning.)

45. Python Spot

Beginner and intermediate Python tutorials. Most come in a written form. There are also some tutorials on game development, databases, and more. All using Python, of course.

Ruby

46. Learn Ruby the Hard Way

A free HTML version of the book online. Buying the hard copy also gets you access to videos. Another book was written by Zed Shaw.

47. Rails For Zombies

An interactive way to learn Ruby on Rails right in your browser. (This is a better choice for people who know some Ruby already.) Created by Code School.

48. Rails Tutorial

12-chapter book by Michael Hartl. Can purchase ebooks, screencasts from an author, and more. Or just read it for free online.

49. RubyMonk

Entirely free, though you have the option to donate. Based on interactive tutorials, where you read a lesson and type in the code. Lastly, “run” it. RubyMonk has one beginner course option, two intermediate, and one advanced.

50. Try Ruby

Also created by Code School, this is a better option for beginners. Type into an in-browser prompt window as you go through the exercises.

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