Get your geek on and develop your coding skills with this list of teach-yourself resources.
It’s the digital age, and as apps, software, and the internet become necessary survival tools, more people are looking to improve their coding skills. The type of coding you choose to learn will depend on what you want to use it for, and the list of teach-yourself coding resources below covers several different languages.
Code Year – Beginner
Code School – Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Code School offers a variety of online courses in different languages, some of which are available for free. The website provides instructional videos and interactive tutorials to teach students how to code at their own pace. Once you’ve worked your way through the free courses, more advanced tutorials are available for a $25 per month subscription. As a full member of Code School, you also get to vote on upcoming courses, and to enroll on courses before they’re available to the general public.
Try Ruby – Beginner
Ruby is a coding language from Japan. Try Ruby gives you a 15-minute tutorial in the language’s basics, and allows you to experiment with your own coding. The site is affiliated with Code School, so you can save your progress by creating a free account. The tutorial offers a very simple introduction, however if you’re already familiar with Ruby, you can still use the interactive text editor to solidify your knowledge and experiment with commands.
w3schools – Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
LifeHacker – Beginner
LearnJS – Intermediate/Advanced