Codeacademy

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  1. Kuz32

    Kuz32 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I hear a lot about this website codeacademy?

    Apparently teaches you how to code. Can anyone vouch for this? Is is a good way to learn proper coding? It's also totally free so its an attractive proposition...
     
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    It's a good start
     
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    Learned CSS using CA and it was pretty helpful. I liked the fact that you can write the code live as you learn each lesson. Definitely a good course for noobs.
     
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    Their lessons and exercises are a great way to learn the syntax for any giving programming language. I myself used it to brush up on advanced arrays in PHP.

    I would recommend it if you want to get some good practice on learning the syntax of whatever language you're attempting to learn.
     
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    FutureKingOfScrapers Newbie

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    Good site I've used them to get a basic understanding of a few languages.
     
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    Another great one is udacity (google it, I can't post links yet).

    And if you are willing to pay I strongly recommend Pluralsight - it has a lot of advanced stuff, but also some great introductions for beginners. I think they have a free trial which unlocks all videos, and I've also seen 1 month free passes on the internet in the past.

    They are all great if you are conscientious and spend enough time and energy learning.
     
  8. Beven

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    There's some awesome links to free university standard courses over at code.org. It's endorsed by Mark Zuckerburg, Bill Gates and the likes.
     
  9. tonib

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    What I did was use codecademy (no "a" between the "code" and the "cademy") to learn Python and after that I used thenewboston(.org) tutorials on YouTube.
    I think once you are done learning some language it is pretty easy to move to another one - most of the time the only thing that changes is the syntax and Python is pretty easy to learn... and it can be used to create scrapers. :D
     
  10. n0money

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    CSS isnt code. Its at markup language. Fail.
     
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    From what I hear, those places are a good start, but not if you actually want to make something intense. Read some of Larry Ullman's books if you are a COMPLETE beginner, that's what I did and I understand so much now.