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Learn to code - free online resource

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nonin, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    Hi :)

    In basics this world is like it is: if you learn new things or gain better skills - you improve (and can earn more $) ... opposite -> you sit on your lazy ass while your competitors improve their skills and knowledge and... gradually nobody works with you anymore - as you can't provide new skills, fresh approach and insiders view on news in your market.

    So, if you ever wanted to learn how to code - check out this place (I'm not connected with this resource):
    http://www.codecademy.com/

    here is one insight from some independent youtube user:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqDydeFijqU

    develop, grow and smash the competition! :pirate:
     
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  2. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    has anybody done this one? ... I'm in the very beginning :)
     
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    ``Yousef Power Member

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    I'm not sure if they've built on the original build, but like 3 months ago it was a basic 8 step Javascript tutorial, however unlike most written tutorials, you actually had a form of console to type in and see how your code actually worked which is quite cool and definitely good for new coders.
     
  4. who_was_phone

    who_was_phone Newbie

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    Thanks for this resource
     
  5. imprint

    imprint Junior Member Premium Member

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    I always wanted to setup something like this for newbies, though for PHP. It's a simple system to develop, and looks like a great way for newbies to learn.

    Bravo to them.
     
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    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    I'm doing this on a daily basis now! Really good learning method, though i don't know how much of the earlier tutorials I remember!:D
     
  7. lotar

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    As someone who has been programming for over 20 years now, being the smartest kid in the room isn't all that it's cracked up to be... just a warning. Having good relationships with programmer friends or simply hiring one might be a better option for you in the long run.

    If I could go back and talk to 12 year old me, I'd tell him to make lots of friends and pay other people to program instead of submitting myself to an endless cycle of learning that is programming.

    Luckily, I enjoy it... but not as much as being independently rich, sitting on an island drinking margaritas.

    If you're still hell-bent on learning programming, then yeah... codeacademy is a good place to start... but check out some of the college level stuff too... Stanford just finished an experimental online Artifical Intelligence class, and the high achievers had some exposure to YCombinator and I believe a few got job offers. Also, MIT's followed suit with OpenCourseware. If you've got drive and you do end up in the top of the class with a college level offering like what I mentioned, you will likely have more opportunities open up for you.

    Times are changing, so make sure you check out the colleges for free stuff too. A little wordsmithing like "Graduated MIT's AI class with a certificate of completion" on your resume could do you wonders. Follow that up with github contributions to your favorite open source project, and employers won't even care if you've completed college or not... just make sure you know your sh*t.
     
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    lotar Newbie

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    Btw, this is my opinion after watching and helping no less than 5 of my clients become millionaires.

    ... it HAS to be my turn sometime, you know?

    ... still chasing the dream :)
     
  9. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    OMG @lotar...

    I suppose you know what I think about your comments here... would love to write at least 1/3 of it but would get a ban immediately :)

    to make it clear: I'm not a programmer (I don't consider that if you know html and css that makes you a programmer), but a graphic and web designer.

    about Stanford - yes, a good remark, but I believe that introduction in databases is much more practical course.

    anyway, before you make such a brave statements - make sure that you are not putting on yourself fools hat.

    ---

    and whoever left me negative rep :) (yes, it is so easy to get negative reps) - although it is flatening - no, it isn't my site

    [​IMG]

    so... #^%! you too

    .. hummmm... now I feel better

    ... you teens don't get the value of knowledge :/

    peace :)
     
  10. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I would love to code but even if I did I would still outsource
    but the knowledge of coding would give me more insight into creating
    kickass IM tools.