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Learn to Program Computers & Build Websites!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jellyksong, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. jellyksong

    jellyksong Newbie

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    There is a totally free course from Udacity that you can complete in your own time. It's taught by Steve Huffman (of Reddit!) and covers everything involved in getting a web application running online.

    If you complete the course - which should take about 7 weeks (depending upon how long you spend on each unit) - you will be awarded a certificate and you'll have a working web app online.

    This course does assume a working knowledge of Python. Steve teaches how to use the GAE Framework with Python to develop a web app. If you're new to programming you can try the intro CS101 course instead, where they teach you to build a search engine (also with Python).
     
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  2. Thub15

    Thub15 Regular Member

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    Cool deal, I've been learning python for a week or so now and it's great. I don't know how to make money with it though.
     
  3. jellyksong

    jellyksong Newbie

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    You could try building your own website with it.
     
  4. LongBanana

    LongBanana Regular Member

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    There's other sites you can use. I personally have used codeacademy recently and it's an amazing tool to get yourself started.
    Also, w3schools is a great resource as well. :p
     
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  5. Thub15

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    I can also use WP for my sites. What I mean is what can python do in the IM world? CAn it make standalone programs, can it automate something, can it make scraper programs? If it can't do that stuff, I really don't want to waste my time with it.
     
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    Thub15 Regular Member

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    Long Banana, what do you think a good foundation of knowledge would be for a web developer? HTML, CSS, Php and my sql? Is understanding those good enough to get a $60,000 a year job?
     
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    Thanks. I will try then I give some feedback
     
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    Offerit_Vlad Newbie

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    Will check it out, has anyone completed this course yet?
     
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    Udacity always has quality content from what I've seen.
     
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    Awesome deal indeed! Will try to get into some of their courses. Thanks for sharing!