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Where's the best place online to learn code for free?

#1TirriouPosted 7/29/2013 9:00:29 AM
I'm a total newb, but I'm interested in getting my feet wet. I know there's a lot of languages, I can start from the beginning.
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#2Teenage_HarlotPosted 7/29/2013 9:10:43 AM
What "beginning"? Enroll in an accredited class at your local community college.
#3Ch3wyPosted 7/29/2013 9:19:10 AM
You're probably going to have to narrow down what you want to code in a little bit. Or at least what you want to do with your code. Website development, standalone applications?
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#4Tirriou(Topic Creator)Posted 7/29/2013 9:23:24 AM
Ideally, I'd like to learn both. Especially a language that could serve me in a future career.
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#5ElDudorinoPosted 7/29/2013 9:40:39 AM
Asking here is a bad start. If you're learning on your own, get ready for a LOT of Googling. Places like MSDN will also provide boards where you can ask about specific languages.

I think the most commonly-suggested starting point is Visual Basic, and you can dip your feet into that for free with the tutorials built into Microsoft Visual Studio Express. A lot of small games use C# with XNA, though XNA is also compatible with Visual Basic.

Some people also say to start with Java, which could be an option. But you need to figure out what you want to do and what code snippets or tutorials exist to accomplish your goal... or take a class.
#6SinisterSlayPosted 7/29/2013 9:41:51 AM
w3schools for web development.

Have fun :)
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#7Teufel_xPosted 7/29/2013 9:44:09 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
w3schools for web development.

Have fun :)



web code is different then regular programming.

also i suggest testing the waters with visual basic as well.

how my community college works is you start with that and then you either move up to the bigger ones but gives you a basis of the thought process to actually code better.

i decided to learn java afterwards. (lollolo). likely will go back to learn C++ since its more useful.
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#8SinisterSlayPosted 7/29/2013 9:46:30 AM
Teufel_x posted...

web code is different then regular programming.


Eh????
javascript..... php.... asp....

Lot's of programming on the web.
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#9Ch3wyPosted 7/29/2013 9:47:42 AM
I'd recommend trying to learn C#, personally. It can be used for both web development and GUI based applications. Same with VB.NET, but C# seems to be more popular.


SinisterSlay posted...
w3schools for web development.

Have fun :)


http://www.w3fools.com/

tl;dr - w3schools are posers who often don't follow standards.
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#10GilgameshSwordsPosted 7/29/2013 9:48:38 AM
http://www.codecademy.com/
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