Coding is something I have always wanted to do but never got into.
However, now I really want to get into it.
I have almost no experience whatsoever, and everything on the internet seems so confusing.
Does anyone here know of an easy online coding course of any kind for beginners like me? Again, I really want to try programming.
Codecademy, the open source university courses, and Learn Code the Hard Way are all awesome starting points. Depending on the language and goals you want to pursue, you might also try:
Interactive Ruby Course –
Codealong with tutorials for Ruby on Rails –
A cool game-like interactive Ruby practice (probably better to take this on after you have a sense of if else, loops, etc) –
Harvard course on computer science, you won’t get any credit by completing it since its ended already, but they teach everything very very well!
follow the CoderDojo movement? Many of the tutorials they use for kids are online on
And anyone who thinks they know about coding, you should volunteer to mentor the kids at an event near you – you’ll soon find the holes in your knowledge and you’ll find the list of local dojos at
+1 for Code Academy.
Lots of respect for
and major props for
which is like boot camp vs. hand holding type of teaching in some other courses.
Read books and practice, that is the only way to learn coding. For the proper books just go to amazon.com and look through the programming books they have and read reviews for them.