005 - Learn To Code Resources
23 Mar, 2017
This episode is no longer available to stream online, but you can request the mp3 file.
Today’s episode is an overview of the different types of learn-to-code resources I’ve found out there. From apps to use when you’re bored to full-time study programs, there are a lot of options!
Before deciding which option to go for it’s important to think about your own personal learning style: are you self-motivated or do you need more structure? Is there something specific you want to build straight away? Do you already have some coding experience? Do you like learning on your own or in a group?
Once you have an idea of how you learn best, it’s time to look at the different tools. I’ll go into these in much more depth in future episodes, but in the meantime here is the overview:
- Free online resources (YouTube, MOOCs, dedicated learning sites, etc.)
- Online games & coding challenges (example: Code Wars)
- Paid online resources (bootcamp prep courses, Udemy, Treehouse, etc.)
- Mobile apps (examples: Mimo, Lrn)
- Community programs (Meetup groups, Facebook, etc.)
- University / school courses
- Programming books
- Figuring it out from scratch (via Github, SourceForge, etc.)
- Bonus method! Kids apps (example: Tynker, or this blog post)
Regardless of the method you choose, the one piece of advice I have is to code every day! There is a lot to learn and you want to make sure it sticks.