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Learning to code?

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How have you all learned to code (and how'd you choose what language to learn or start with?)  I'm only familiar with simple front-end things like css/xhtml, but would love to learn django/ruby/python/something along those lines.  The goal being that I'd be able to develop simple prototypes / work with APIs / etc...I've obviously got a lot more learning to do. haha

I thought codecademy was such a genius idea when I first stumbled on it, and am trying to get back on it and finish those simple courses!  Has anyone else done it?

http://www.codecademy.com

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How have you all learned to code (and how'd you choose what language to learn or start with?)  I'm only familiar with simple front-end things like css/xhtml, but would love to learn django/ruby/python/something along those lines.  The goal being that I'd be able to develop simple prototypes / work with APIs / etc...I've obviously got a lot more learning to do. haha

I thought codecademy was such a genius idea when I first stumbled on it, and am trying to get back on it and finish those simple courses!  Has anyone else done it?

http://www.codecademy.com

If I was completely new to programming, I personally wouldn't start out with a framework language like django or ruby. Frameworks can come and go and you can easily switch between them as your preference or needs change. I guess it really depends on what your needs are. If you just want to get a quick jumpstart and start producing results then it doesn't really matter as these will both enable you to get the work done. However, if you are new to programming altogether, I would start with the basics and at least get some understanding of native php coding and basic programming concepts.

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i learned how to code ever since xanga and myspace starting with html, then moved to java, when i entered my university i started to learn c++, php, ruby, etc...

but for beginners i say start with the basic language such as c++ and then move on to other languages...oddly enough, you will come back to using c++...at least for me..but i need to brush my on my languages...it's been a while

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yes, codecademy is a great tool.

java/objectc(c++)/html5

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Oh wow.. that's an awesome site.

I learned to do coding in school. In middle school, we were required to learn HTML and TrueBasic. In HS, learned C++ and Java. In college, css.

I'd probably start out with C++/ java... apparently it was easy enough that high school teachers could teach it to a group of students who weren't all that tech savvy.....

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I'm learning to code and make layouts. I'm not very good at it yet either...xD but I'd like all the tips for the layouts and coding I can get^^

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learning to code is more important than going to school to secure your future.

#umbrella

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OOwww, I like this site, haha. I've been learning C programming.........on youtube. Pretty simple stuff.

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I know that site. I love it! Except I had to take a break because I was getting busy in school. Planning on catching up again once I'm off for vacation. It really depends on what you need to do. I don't know that much html since I don't really use it. Just the most common codes. I think Java/C++ would be a good place to start. There are a lot of free resources online and you could purchase a book.

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I know that site. I love it! Except I had to take a break because I was getting busy in school. Planning on catching up again once I'm off for vacation. It really depends on what you need to do. I don't know that much html since I don't really use it. Just the most common codes. I think Java/C++ would be a good place to start. There are a lot of free resources online and you could purchase a book.

Today mobile technologies make the world go round... so either Java+Android or Objective C + iOS or HTML 5 would be the right way to go.

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