Learning code can seem like a very intimidating task to do. There are dozens of different languages, a multitude of platforms, and an insane list of commands and functions that make you think “is all of this really worth learning?”
The answer is yes. Learning to code can be very helpful in both you personal and professional life. It can help you learn how to create an app or program to help you perform certain actions; it can save time when preforming repetitive actions on a programs. Even if you have no reason to code at home, learning the basics and also really boost your resume and help you get that extra skill-set your employer is looking for. The best part: it’s not difficult to learn and you can have the basics down in a matter of hours. Today I am going to give you a couple different resources to use to help you start your coding journey.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos.
Here is a quick overview:
All you have to do is go to the site, sign in/make an account, select a language you want to learn, and start to lessons; within about 4 to 8 hours, you will be able to understand and perform complex functions in the program of your choice.
There are also tons of other ways to learn how to code (like picking up a book or taking a class), but these two websites are a couple of ways to get an amazing education for free and at your convenience. The only thing stopping you is YOU.